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Nepenthes 'Rebecca Soper'
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tropical pitcher plant 'Rebecca Soper'

'Rebecca Soper' is a vigorous, hybrid cultivar. It bears brown-red, sometimes spotted, pitchers up to 15cm in length that develop from the tips of the green and white spotted leaves

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green White
Summer Red Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Nepenthaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Pendulous weeping
Genus

Nepenthes or pitcher plants are a genus of evergreen, mostly epiphytic, insectivorous perennials. Their leaves are adapted to form pendulous, lidded, coloured pitchers that trap and digest insects

Name status

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

High humidity and temperatures are required. See Carnivorous plant cultivation

Propagation

Propagate from basal shoots in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Sub-tropical
Pruning

Trim out spent pitchers

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs and aphids

Diseases

Generally trouble-free

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