Nepenthes alba

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Nepenthes alba

Ease to Grow: Moderate.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Malaysia Peninsular Highlands.
Zones: 11-12 (9-14).

Nepenthes alba, is a medium size, carnivorous tropical pitcher plant named after its striking white upper pitchers. They are long, up to 10+" with wide traps, a narrow waist, and a somewhat funnel shape bottom.  The color changes from speckled red below to orange, a touch of pink, and white at the top.  The opening is oval and wide. The hoods are large and round. Lower pitchers are somewhat smaller, but colored purplish brown with red speckling. They have a bulbous bottom and nice wings. In its native range of Mt. Tahan, it is quite wide spread, growing as a scrambling vine over shrubs and trees in full sun, in water logged soils. In cultivation it prefers very damp soil and bright indirect light.  It is an excellent terrarium plant.

Height: 18+".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix.
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to parltial sun outdoors.
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse.