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Nepenthes 'maxima' (Pitcher Plant 'maxima'), 100mm

Nepenthes 'maxima' (Pitcher Plant 'maxima'), 100mm

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Nepenthes 'maxima’ (The Great Pitcher Plant) 

Bring a touch of the exotic to your home with the Nepenthes maxima, also known as the Great Pitcher Plant! This fascinating carnivorous plant is a real conversation starter, with unique pitcher-shaped traps that capture and digest insects.

Native to the highlands of New Guinea, Sulawesi, and the Maluku Islands, Nepenthes maxima is a vigorous climber with attractive mid-green, lance-shaped leaves. The star of the show, however, are the remarkable pitchers. These squat, pale green traps are heavily mottled with red and can reach up to 15cm in height. They use a combination of sweet nectar and slippery surfaces to lure prey inside, where they meet their demise.

Nepenthes maxima is a rewarding plant for growers of all levels. While it has specific needs, it's not overly fussy. With proper care, you'll be rewarded with a healthy, thriving plant that will fill your home with its captivating beauty.

Here's what you need to know about Nepenthes maxima:

  • Carnivorous plant: Traps and consumes insects
  • Eye-catching pitchers: Squat, pale green with red mottling, up to 15cm tall
  • Easy to moderate care: Requires consistent humidity, bright indirect light, and well-draining soil
  • Variable in size: Can grow quite large with proper care
  • Fast-growing vine: Needs support to climb

Nepenthes maxima is a unique and captivating plant that will add a touch of the extraordinary to your collection.


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