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SPECIAL IMPORT 🌟 Nepenthes Aristolochioides (Sumatra) ex Wistuba 📏 13-15cm

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  • R2,615.00

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  • Special import from Wistuba - exotic plants
  • Clone:  NM06
  • Growing conditions:  Highland
  • This is a specimen plant and you will receive the exact plant pictured - images of mature plants and pitchers are for display purposes only and are supplied by ©Wistuba - All rights are reserved
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  • Nepenthes aristolochioides is one of the most distinctive of all Nepenthes. While having an interesting history, it’s their gorgeous and uniquely shaped lantern-like pitchers that are the defining characteristic of this species, and which make them a ‘must have’ in every serious highland collection. Unfortunately this has also led to them being critically endangered due to over collecting in their natural habitat
  • Small (7cm) balloon-like pitchers are produced, that are a light creamy-yellow in colour, heavily mottled with reddish-brown to almost purple blotches. These domed pitchers have an unusual round front facing opening, which leads horizontally into the pitcher. The dark red-orange to purple-brown peristome curves inwards forming an “entrance tunnel”, and translucent ‘windows’ on the back of the pitcher allow sunlight to illuminate the interior of the pitcher, thereby luring in both collector and flying insects alike. These traps function similarly to the ‘lobsterpot’ style traps used by Darlingtonia californica (Cobra lilies). Nepenthes klossii is the only other Nepenthes known to do this. While the waxy surface zone inside the pitchers is notably absent in this species, very viscous, syrupy pitcher fluid similar to that used by N. inermis, ensures any unfortunate insects that make their way into the trap are literally glued to the inner pitcher surfaces
  • N. aristolochioides is a rapidly climbing species, with a short lived rosette stage, before plants rapidly vine, climbing high into the forest canopy. Vines can reach up to 8m in length with smaller rosettes being produced along older vines. Very little dimorphism is observed between upper and lower pitchers

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