Nepenthes veitchii

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

Nepenthes veitchii is a beautiful plant endemic to Borneo. It has a wide elevation, geographical and habitat distribution, and several variations in pitcher morphology and colour, as well as growth habits, are known. This species is occasionally found growing terrestrially, but is usually epiphytic. This species sometimes climbs its host tree by clasping its leaves around the trunk. The pitchers have an extremely well developed peristome, is wide and will press flat against a host branch, or fold back around the pitcher in free standing plants. The plants and pitchers are covered in thick, dense hairs.


ELEVATION: 0-1500 meters

This species is tolerant of most well drained potting mixes, but seems to prefer a mix high in sphagnum moss. Cultivation methods are dependant on altitudinal distribution of particular variant you are cultivating. Plants can be slow to grow, but once established, large pitchers are produced.

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

veitchii lowland
veitchii highlands
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