Nepenthes x hookeriana


Nepenthes x hookeriana

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Borneo Lowlands.
Zones: 12-13 (10-15).

Nepenthes x hookeriana, is a naturally occurring hybrid of N. ampullaria and N. rafflesiana. It forms into a medium size, colorful, compact plant. It has the chubbiest pitchers of any Nepenthes. The pitchers have red markings on light green with a beautiful red rim (peristome). They have prominent wings along the ant trail. It grows naturally in the shade of relatively recent disturbed clearings. In cultivation it does well in moderately bright indirect light. Reduce watering in winter. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It is excellent in the terrarium, and suitable for beginners.

It is also called Hooker's Pitcher Plant after Joseph Delton Hooker, director of Kew Gardens from 1865 to 1885 who collected many tropical species to add to Kew Gardens collection.

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.
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix.
Light: Medium Bright indirect indoors, filtered to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in a terrarium or shaded greenhouse.

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