Nepenthes lowii (S-TC) Wistuba Deluxe Potted
Nepenthes lowii is one of the more bizarre and famous pitcher plants; thanks to it's upper pitchers. These spectacular, highly sought after Nepenthes have unusually shaped upper traps that resemble weird, constricted gourds. But most interesting are the many hairs that grow along the interior of the lids. Mature plants produce copious amounts of an oozy, white substance that was long mistaken for snail eggs. Nepenthes lowii lures birds and shrews with these strange oozy white secretions and while they eat this tasty treat, their excrement drops neatly into the plants awaiting pitchers! These plants come from Andreas Wistuba.
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