Nepenthes holdenii: carnivorous plant

Nepenthes holdenii: carnivorous plant

Nepenthes holdenii is a carnivorous plant with a very characteristic shape because when the trap is open, it has a characteristic eggplant shape with very bright colors.

Nepenthes holdenii: carnivorous plant

Nepenthes holdenii is a carnivorous plant with a very characteristic shape because when the trap is open it has a characteristic eggplant shape with very bright colors (red, green). But when an insect falls into its trap and the trap closes, no one can doubt that it has the shape of a penis.

Nepenthes holdenii: carnivorous plant

Information Nepenthes holdenii

This carnivorous plant originates from Cambodia, more precisely in the west of the country. Most Nepenthes species are native to the southern hemisphere of our planet. Moreover, it is only found in latitudes above 600 meters above sea level and in very remote places, so finding it is quite difficult.

In fact, it grows in such remote places that it was thought to exist only in the Cardamom Mountains, but in 2011 a new population was discovered further east.

Care in cultivation

Due to its rarity the cultivation of this insectivorous plant in pots is almost impossible, for the simple fact that acquiring its seeds is very difficult. But here are some tips and care that you should have for the cultivation of Nepenthes holdenii.

Like the rest of Nepenthes it needs a lot of humidity in the environment so it is usually highly recommended to plant it directly in a terrarium to keep it in a humid place regardless of the weather outside. In addition this way you can prevent frost, lethal for this insectivorous plant.

It is very important to place them away from direct light as these plants live in the shade of large trees and direct light could kill them. The best would be to place them in a place where they receive indirect light, in shade, but with plenty of light.

We don’t want to discourage you but Nepenthes are generally not easy plants so you must be patient and pay close attention to any symptoms that the plant may express.

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