Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Sumatra Lowlands
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)
Nepenthes longifolia, is a medium size, vigorous growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with elongated red pitchers with a cream white peristome (collar). As the name implies, the leaves are quite long. The lower traps are tubby, rounded and grow low to the ground. They have a narrow waist and reduced wings. N. longifolia is quite adaptable, growing in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is heat and cold tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good Nepenthes for beginners.
Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species and not the specific Nepenthes for sale.
Plant Type: Tropical, Lowland to Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse.