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Tropical pitcher plant 'Nepenthes albo-marginata' 'Kuching spotted'

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Nepenthes albo-marginata 'Kuching spotted'

Nepenthes albomarginata is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the island of Borneo where numerous other Nepenthes species are found. The name of the plant (albo = white, marginata = edge) refers to the ring of white hairs at the top of its attractive purple pitchers, hence white-collared pitcher plant. Unlike most pitcher plants, which are unselective about their prey, Nepenthes albomarginata almost exclusively traps termites which find its edible hairs extremely palatable. As far as we know, Nepenthes albomarginata is the only species of pitcher plant that catches its prey by allowing itself to be consumed.

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Nepenthes albo-marginata 'Kuching spotted'
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Adult width:
>10
Light
no direct sun
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
botanical

Product info

Nepenthes albomarginata can grow to a height of several metres if it given the opportunity to do so, otherwise it will remain at a low level. When the plant is in bloom – theoretically at any time of year – it produces clusters of yellowish brown flowers. Nepthenes albomarginata is a botanical species, meaning the plant we supply is the same as those found in the wild.

Height:
12 cm
12 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 cm
Adult height:
5-7 cm
5-7 cm
Adult width:
>10
>10
Flower colour:
Yellow/brown
yellow/brown
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
10°C
10°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Botanical
botanical
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
100-1500,
100-1500,
 

Plant care

Nepenthes albomarginata requires a great deal of light but should not be positioned in direct sunlight or it will become dehydrated. The best temperature is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius and certainly no lower than 10 degrees Celsius or higher than 30 degrees Celsius. It needs watering generously with rainwater or distilled water in a well-drained pot. It should be sprayed regularly to ensure the pitchers always contain water. Nepenthes albomarginata requires an environment with a high level of humidity. The best type of growing medium is neutral to slightly acidic peat. The plant does not require additional feeding and can be pruned if it becomes too tall.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-40cm
10-40cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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