Hooker’s Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes x hookeriana | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A common hybrid of nepenthes ampullaria and nepenthes rafflesiana, nepenthes x hookeriana has all the features of its genus but a trap that looks slightly different. Known as hooker’s pitcher plant, its insect trap is a more rounded pitcher, usually yellowy-green with maroon blotches. The foliage comprises light green oval leaves with long tubes on their ends from which the pitcher develops. Fluid secreted by the plant lies at the bottom of the trap, with which insects, drawn in by a sweet nectar fragrance, are drowned. A tender plant, it is best grown under glass in high humidity and warmth, and in bright filtered light. Pruning any offshoots after flowering is recommended

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3
Spread [m]
  • 0
Dominant flower colour
  • Mixed colours
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Hardiness zone
  • Z14-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • Carnivorous
Grown for
  • Colourful pitchers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • advanced
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years