Nepenthes pitopangii ("Ivory Colored Form")
Certainly, this is the most important addition to the Nepenthes section since the availability of Nepenthes edwardsiana!
It has been eagerly expected by many Nepenthes enthusiasts and is offered for the first time ever commercially.
Lower pitchers of this wonderful form are deep red while the funnel shaped upper pitchers are ivory colored with a red peristome and a red pitcher lid.
Very nice young plants of 5-8 cm in diameter with pitchers being 1-2 cm big. Very limited supply only!
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.