Nepenthes burbidgeae

Nepenthes burbidgeaePhotography Greg Bourke© copyright 2005 Nepenthes burbidgeae in cultivation
Nepenthes burbidgeae is a spectacular species from the open mossy forest of Mt. Kinabalu and Mt. Tambuyukon in Northern Borneo. Lower pitchers can get to 20 cm high and 10 cm wide. Upper pitchers are generally smaller, and more delicate in appearance. This species grows rapidly in the right conditions.


ELEVATION: 1200-1800 meters

Having a lower altitudinal range, this plant is much more tolerant of warmer temperatures than some highland species, but will not survive long if treated as a lowland plant. It has a habit of not growing much at all for months, maybe even years if conditions are not favourable, and then the leaves will suddenly triple, or even quadruple in size, and the plant is on its way. Sphagnum is the best mediumSCALE: 1-5 (1-easy, 5-challenging)

Nepenthes burbidgeae in the wild. Mt Kinabalu Nepenthes burbidgeae with Sunskink on the lid looking for a feed

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