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Nepenthes lowii (Mt. Trusmadi) FV-108-IC

 20 €
One of the most unusally shaped pitchers in the genus are produced by the iconic N. lowii, known to occur on a number of different mountains throughout Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Uppers are funnel-shaped, perfectly designed for the species' mutualistic relationship with a mountain tree shrew in which the plant exchanges a sugary-sweet exudate in exchange for the shrews' nitrogen-rich excrements. Offered are individual clones from seeds horticulturally produced by Klaus Keller in Germany. Cross-pollination with other species cannot be ruled out.
Pictured plants are potted in a 7 x 7 cm pot for reference. Sizes may vary slightly.
Choose your plant:

Slowly acclimate pitcher plants you got from us to your growing conditions by keeping them in a humid environment. They may lose their pitchers due to the sudden environmental changes; however, we can assure you that new ones will be forming in no time.

Growing tips:

- A plant for experienced growers

- Best grown in a highland temperature regime

- Peat or Sphagnum-based soil mix supplemented with horticultural grade perlite

- Bright light, but avoid direct sunlight

- Requires high humidity

- Requires sufficient airflow

- Avoid overwatering

- If perfectly established, feeding or careful fertilization benefits growth

Your plants will be sent unpotted wrapped in some high-quality Sphagnum moss. Please make sure to have soil components and pots ready upon delivery, so you are immediately able to take care of your purchase.

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