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Do Nepenthes need a support in order to climb?  Is it necessary to stake them up, or provide a trellis?

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Hi John,

Providing a trellis works very well for Nepenthes.  They do need some kind of support, or something new tendrils can wrap around.  In one place I lived I had a large south living room window with a big Philodendron growing there.  I placed a N. x curtisii next to it, and it climbed the Philodendron stem, which is definitely something that would happen in nature.

I've included a photo from the Leilani Hapu'u Nepenthes nursery to show you what they do.  

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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