A beautiful species endemic to the Hose Mountains of Central Sarawak featuring one of the most beautiful peristomes of any in the genus. The lower pitchers are cylindrical and beautifully striped; however, the uppers are its forte and exhibit elaborately flared peristomes. Nepenthes platychila is best grown as an intermediate. We have grown it as a lowlander and it does fine as well. Grown as a highlander, platychila will grow but will be slower and only hold 1-2 pitchers at a time.
Plants currently for sale are seed grown 2-3" in diameter from Christian Klein. There is a possibility hybrids may exist in the batch but looking at the seedlings they seem true to form at this time.