Nepenthes stenophylla Seeds


Nepenthes stenophylla Seeds

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Highlands of Borneo.
Zones: 11-12 (9-14).

Nepenthes stenophylla, is a medium size, robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large, 8+" yellow green pitchers, with dark red, nearly black, streakes and speckles. Traps are slender and almost cylindrical with narrow triangular hoods. Upper pitchers are long and funnel shaped, with pretty purple red streakes. It grows in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is heat 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 as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.

Seed count is approximate, but reliable. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.

Note: Recently, one of our local carnivorous plant society’s members died and left behind a carnivorous plant collection including these seeds. I volunteered to help his widow take care of this collection and move the materials on to benefit the educational and conservation efforts of our local CP society.

Height: 18+".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
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.

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