Nepenthes diatas


Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
Native Range: summit of Mount Bandahara, Aceh Indonesia
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes diatas is a remarkable tropical pitcher plant with distinctive teeth along the peristome, similar to N. hamata. It is a Sumatran Highlands nepenthes with large orange to deep red, almost purple pitchers when mature. They are very beautiful, often growing in a compact rosette. N. diatas is quite similar in appearance to N. singalana. It prefers cool growing conditions, and a slight drop (10°F) in overnight temperatures. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It is a great house plant in air conditioning.

Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss unless size variant specifies "potted". Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Tropical, Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect light indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or cool greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Daniel Krasinski

This plant is awesome and arrived in great shape!

Thomas Cao
Arrived looking gorgeous

Pictured is the small (2.5") plant I received about an hour after unboxing and repotting. I've never seen a pitcher look this good after shipping, and it's such a tantalizing preview of what's to come. It's like an adorable N. hamata with a striped peristome!

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