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Nepenthes 'Lady Pauline'
  • RHS AGM

A vigorous, evergreen tropical vine with large, mid-green leaves that produce carnivorous pitchers from the extended midrib of the leaf. Pitchers are around 15cm long and 8cm wide at maturity, and pale yellow, with speckles and lips that are dark red on younger pitchers, and deepening to dark purple on pitchers lower down the plant

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

East–facing or West–facing

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow indoors in hanging baskets of loose organic medium, such as a mixture of bark, sphagnum-type moss and charcoal. Keep humidity high and soil moist, but do not allow to sit in water. See carnivorous plant cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed, or by basal softwood cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

Trim out spent pitchers

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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