Due to the sheer size of these plants, I can only provide suitable growing conditions to a single Nepenthes, so I chose one of my favorites even though that meant a long, long wait. Nepenthes edwardsiana is a true monster plant that is bound to outgrow my terrarium… and the room it is in. Hopefully it will give me years of contemplation before that happens.

  • Origin: Mount Tambuyukon, Borneo ; seedgrown by Andreas Wistuba
  • Environment: terrarium placed close to a south-facing, blinded window
  • Temperature: from 10°C at night to 25°C during the day in the coldest months ; from 15°C to 32°C in the warmest months
  • Light: two 4000K 12W LED bars with reflector, located 45 cm above the plant, alight 12 hours a day ; occasional shaded sunlight in the morning from October to April
  • Soil: kanuma with a bit of quartz sand on the surface, in a planter made of compacted tree fern roots
  • Watering: seepage from the daily mistings of demineralized water

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