Nepenthes truncata

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

Nepenthes truncata is restricted to several islands of the Philippines Archipelago, and is a most impressive plant. Until recently considered a typical lowland grower, a highland form, which grows larger and much more colourful than the lowland variety has been discovered. Leaves have a distinctive truncated appearance, and the pitchers can get huge. In cultivation, pitchers over 40 cm in height are not uncommon. This truly spectacular plant is quite common in cultivation, and is an easy grower.


ELEVATION: 0-2000 meters

Grow varieties according to their elevation distribution. Lowland variety enjoys warm, humid conditions, but it is our experience that if it gets too hot, the plants do not do as well. Treat plants from upper elevations as typical highlanders. Both varieties seem to have a wider temperature tolerance, and will grow rapidly once established.

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

truncata highlands

truncata lowlands
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