First introduced Nov 2018. This is a cross between two of the most robust species in the genus and easily grows enormous pitchers. The characteristics of both species are clearly evident, including the black nectar glands on the tendrils and underside of the leaves, that give rise to the female parent’s name. The male parent is the giant black N. robcantleyi, with the cultivar name ‘King of Spades'. These are from a random selection of clones in tissue culture.
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