Nepenthes bicalcarata | red flush - Brunei | 6 - 10 cm

catalogue number:be3031
availability: shipping from April 2024
price excl. VAT:69.99 € (76.48 $)

69.99 € (76.48 $)

In our opinion, this is the most distinctive and classic of all the lowland species – no other species comes close. Its natural habitat is the steamy kerangas forests and peat swamps of Borneo. It’s famous for its peristome teeth, giving the appearance of fangs connected to the back of the pitcher lid. Sometimes nectar can be seen secreted from the tips of these fangs which are used by the plant to attract its favorite nocturnal prey – termites.  Nepenthes bicalcarata is a true lowlander and appreciates warm temperatures and continuous high humidity.

The lower pitchers of this item differ from those of BE-3029, in that they have a red flush on an orange background, whereas BE-3029 has an orange flush on a yellow background.

First introduced: around 2008

Climate: Lowland