The female parent, Nepenthes platychila, is known for the unusually wide flanged peristome on upper pitchers, although lower pitchers are generally rather unremarkable. The male parent is one of the original plants of Nepenthes robcantleyi, with the cultivar name ‘King of Spades’ – which of course is a giant plant with huge pitchers having wide peristomes. This hybrid combines the fantastic peristomes of both parents! The upper pitchers in particular are quite exceptional! 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