Nepenthes Care Guide:
I have been growing Nepenthes for almost 20 years. I have grown on windowsills, outdoors, and in greenhouses. The information I provide is intended as a guide and every grower has to experiment to find out what works best in their grow conditions. That being said, Nepenthes come from tropical Indonesia and surrounding areas. They can be found in hot humid jungles or high up in cool mountain forests. Nepenthes appreciate bright light, air movement, and high humidity.
Highland plants grow on top of mountain ridges and scrubby hillsides, where they experience warm days and cool nights. There is plenty of moisture in the air and bright light. Fog and rain keep things cool.
The lowland plants come from more stable areas around sea level where it’s hot and humid and the soils tend to be more sandy.
Depending on the parentage, hybrids grow in a wide variety of conditions and are usually more flexible with all growing requirements.