Nepenthes spectabilis

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Ease to Grow: Easy to Moderate
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Sumatra Highlands
Zones: 11-13 (9-15)

Nepenthes spectabilis, is a medium size, easy to grow carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large, 6+" red speckled tube and red stripes on the peristome. Attractive even when young. It grows in the open or shade, among shrubs and trees. It does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a great in a terrarium, and as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.

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

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Perennial, Tropical, Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in the greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

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John M
So far - wonderful.

I have purchased 4-5 plants from here so far. So far this has been one of the best. The plant arrived larger than expected with healthy, glossy leaves and a few small pitchers already open. Have had about two weeks and it’s actively growing.

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