Nepenthes nigra (Gunung Katopasa)
A very important addition to the Nepenthes section!
It has been eagerly expected by many Nepenthes and is offered for the first time ever commercially.
Nepenthes nigra is the plant which often was called the "toothless Nepenthes hamata" in the past.
A typical plant from mossy forests.
Besides cool nights these plants need open mossy substrates and a high humidity. In recent times dead Sphagnum of very high quality from Chile and New-Zealand became widely available. A mix of such moss with horticultural-grade Perlite, a bit of good quality peat-moss and pinebark-choppings gives an excellent mix. However, when using Sphagnum, it’s important to allow for a good drainage as otherwise, Sphagnum has the tendency to rot quickly. The proportion of Sphagnum in the mix ideally is quite high.