Nepenthes Northiana (Sarawak, Malaysia) - Individually grown from seed, this is a highly desireable lownland species that has often been described as difficult to grow. The pitcher size and striped peristome can be stunning in larger specimens.
Our experience with the species doesn't prove it to be difficult to grow but one that can be very slow during acclimation and re-potting.
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Nepenthes Northiana Growing Information :
Our experience suggests that a substancially deep pot, with very airy soil seems to do the trick. Using a shallow tray to provide constant moisture to the soil, pot depth to keep the roots from drowning and a simple media of chopped sphagnum moss, coco fiber, kanuma and perilite works well. In shallow pots we suggest allowing the living sphagnum to grow in. When transplanting, the soil should be allowed to dry out substancially more than normal and no soil/root mass should be removed. Transfer to a larger pot that has already been prepared with soil, avoid disturbing the roots
N. Northiana can tolerate full sun, partial sun, and terrium conditions as long as the humidity remains stable above 70%. This is more important during when at a small size. Optimally a stable 70-80%+ humidity and temperatures of 68-90 degrees should be provided. Our larger plants have lived through much colder, however they have been established and growing for years.