Nepenthes mirabilis

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

Nepenthes mirabilis is the most widespread of all Nepenthes species. It thrives in nutrient poor soils that remain moist constantly. Whereas it was once thought to be a relatively plain plant, several Australian variants have recently been discovered that has disproved this belief. At one time, 11 separate species of Nepenthes were described in Australia, but Danser relegated all of these to variants of N. mirabilis in his revision of the genus. The leaves and pitchers of this species tend to be comparatively thin and papery in texture, and this contributes to the fact that this species is very sensitive to lower levels of humidity.

Borneo, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, China Hong Kong, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Australia.

ELEVATION: 0-1000 meters

Treat as a typical lowland plant, and provide high levels of humidity. Due to the fine leaf and pitcher structure, this species is prone to damage if the temperature drops. Prefers a moist to wet potting media. Will thrive if given ideal conditions.

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

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