The ultimate in easy-to-grow and gorgeous Nepenthes! Absolutely covered in pitchers no matter what the growing conditions!
LOVE the color gradient on the peristome of new pitchers!
I love the contrast between new and old pitchers! October 2020
Beautiful red mottling on these pitchers! I love the light shining through them because it reminds me of a stained glass window. September 2020
The ultimate in easy and beautiful! There have been several crosses and reverse crosses of talangensis x maxima, and for good reason - the results are reliably beautiful in shape and color, and the plants are tough as nails. I got mine from California Carnivores. The tag was handwritten, so I'm not sure if it is a BE clone. I don't think it is the Lady Pauline cultivar - from pictures that I have seen, Lady Pauline appears to have a much wider peristome that this one. Or maybe it just hasn't developed its peristome to the greatest extent that it can because it is grown indoors rather than in a greenhouse?
This Nepenthes is constantly covered in pitchers! I've grown it everywhere, including the relatively hostile and neglected environment in my classroom terrarium, and wow does it impress no matter what. Currently I have it growing in my south-facing window but honestly it can probably stand up to nearly any conditions you throw at it and look gorgeous while doing it!
Beautiful with the morning sun coming through the pitcher walls! November 2020
So many pitchers at one time! Also currently has 3 growth points - will need to remove a basal soon!
Wow this basal grew fast! Much larger in a pot than I expected.
Such cute little baby pitchers :)
Pulled a really nice size basal off the mother plant. The basal's connection to the rootstock was WAY below the surface of the media, which was very surprising to me. I used an x-acto knife to cut down as far as I could! Bagged in the terrarium, hopefully it roots quickly!
I never get tired of watching the new pitchers color up!
Current Growing Conditions: South-Facing Living Room Window Light: ~260 - 460 PPFD or 16530 - 20110 Lux (depends on the weather outside) Humidity: ~80% night and 55% day Temperature: ~68F night and 90F day (depends on weather outside) Water: Moist but not wet Potting Mix: 50% long fibered sphagnum moss 50% perlite Fertilizer: MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) every other week into pitchers Additional Notes: Extremely beautiful and rewarding. Holds many pitchers at a time. Adaptable to many conditions. Love it!