This Nepenthes hybrid grows quite vigorously, and, as is visible in this photo by Jeff Dallas, produces very attractive pitchers.
This plant was, until recently, grown in a 20"x10"x12" (50cm x 25cm x 30cm) terrarium under a 2-tube flourescent shop light. Humidity was kept high, and temperature was kept around 85f (30c). Due to space considerations, the plant was recently moved into the greenhouse where the temperature cools at night, and humidity is significatly lower than in the terrarium. The plant suffered no ill effects from the move. I attibute this to hybrid vigor and the natural hardiness of the N. maxima parent.
This individual is planted in a 4"x4"x6" (10cm x 10cm x 15cm) block of rockwool (spun mineral material) where it was originally rooted as a cutting. The rockwool is placed in a plastic container where it stands in approximately 1" (2.5cm) of water. The plastic container hangs from the top of the greenhouse. The plant is misted at least once per day.Back to Carnivorous Plants page