Nepenthes burkei is an easy species is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. There has been a great deal of confusion surrounding this species for a long time. There have been many N. ventricosa passed around as N. burkei. This is the true N. burkei, only recently brought into cultivation. It has pitchers similar to N. ventricosa, but they are taller, much more spotted, with a showy, scalloped peristome. A charming and easy species. Great for beginners!
Sun: Grow on sunny windowsills with at least three hours of direct sun, in greenhouses, or in a terrarium with fluorescent light
Water: Water with distilled or purified water frequently, do not let the pots sit in water for long periods of time but be sure to keep the potting medium moist all the time
Temperature: Daytime temperatures in the 70’s-80’s with a 10-20 degree drop in night temps
Dormancy: none needed
Soil: Potted in our custom Nepenthes mix