Nepenthes Veitchii * Veitch's Pitcher Plant * Extremely Rare * Limited * 5 Seeds *
THIS LISTING IS FOR 5 SEEDS OF NEPENTHES VEITCHII Nepenthes veitchii is an extravagant, fuzzy tropical pitcher plant from north-western Borneo and parts of Kalimantan. It grows from 4,800 feet (1,463 meters) down to sea level. As such, it spans a solid range of highland, intermediate, and lowland habitats. Adaptable! What’s more is that the plants have adapted to their surroundings by harmlessly hugging and climbing the trunks of trees as an epiphyte. This supports the heavy plant with large pitchers. Nepenthes veitchii is named for great Victorian nurseryman, James Veitch, son of John Veitch, founder of Veitch Nurseries in the early 1800’s. Leaves, tendrils, and pitchers on Nepenthes veitchii are all fuzzy-to-hairy (as if the carnivory alone wasn’t enough to encourage animal-like comparisons). Large lower pitchers are tan, reach up to 12 inches tall, and can hold copious amounts of digestive fluids due to their squat shape. Wings on the front of the pitchers are pronounced and pitcher interiors are lightly blotched in red. This flared peristome, combined with thick tendrils anchor Nepenthes veitchii to tree trunks, helping it to climb epiphytically. Highland varieties can have a harder time finding trees to scale, and can be found vining across the ground, suspended from tubby pitchers.
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