Nepenthes lowii is one of the most iconic pitcher plant species. Renown for its toilet-like shape, these plants benefit nutritionally by functioning as lavatories for tree shrews as the animals lick the exudate (sugar) from their lids.
Nepenthes lowii has a wide range across the island of Borneo with each locale having slightly different characteristics. After seeing the plants throughout locations in Sabah and Sarawak, I believe the forms from Trusmadi rival the largest of any locale.
The first 2 photos are mature plants from our collection also from Trusmadi. The rest are photos respresentative of the plants for sale. Nepenthes lowii requires highland temperatures and high humidity to thrive.
All plants for sale are clones from Carnivero's lab. We have noticed these have shown exceptional vigor when compared to clones from other sources that we have grown.
Lowii needs very good drainage or is prone to rot especially when young. We recommend using net pots and a mix with a high portion (>50%) of perlite or other coarse well draining components. The soil should not be kept too wet and should be allowed to go to just damp in between waterings.
This product is considered a Highland Tropical plant. Please see our Shipping and Guarantees policy for cold/hot weather shipping guidelines.