Nepenthes reinwardtiana

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

DESCRIPTION:
Nepenthes reinwardtiana is a widespread species, and is found in a variety of habitats, including roadside embankments, lowland rainforest, exposed rock faces and cleared areas. Highland varieties may be located in mossy forest growing as epiphytes. Pitcher colouration varies from green to dark red. This species is distinguished by the usual presence of 2 waxy eyespots on the inside of the pitcher. The exact function of these spots is unknown

LOCATION
Borneo, Sumatra

ELEVATION: 0-2100 meters

CULTIVATION
N. reinwardtiana is an easy species to grow under typical lowland conditions (for the lowland varieties). High temperatures and humidity will produce large pitchers, and the plant climbs well. It also readily strikes from cuttings. Highland varieties should be grown in a mix high in sphagnum, with lower temperatures, as for typical highland plants.

SCALE: 1-5 (1-easy, 5-challenging)
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reinwartiana red
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