Carnivorous Plants/nepenthes


I have several varieties of nepenthes.  They are all roughly 2 - 3 years old.

It seems like the main stalk on all of them is starting to lean over to one side.  The plants have pitches on both sides of the plants so it's not heavier on one side.

My question is, do I need to stake up the main stem/stalk on my nepenthes plants or are they trying to be hanging plants with the main stem hanging over the pot along with the pitchers?

I can't find anything about staking them online, but I've see them growing up trees in photos.

Thank you for any information

I can send a photo if you need one, but I figure that's only for health issues.

Hi Kerry,

Nepenthes are essentially vines in nature.  Their stems are very tough, so you can either stake them or let them hang.  It becomes more personal preference.  If the plant is getting plenty of light, and making pitchers, it's pretty happy.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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