N. aenigma – assorted clones: BE-3770


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One (1) N. aenigma – assorted clones: BE-3770 MEDIUM

Photos are provided by Borneo Exotics and are representative.  Plants may or may not currently have pitchers.

Description: This species from Luzon, Philippines, was discovered in 2014. At the time of writing, (March 2021) there is still occasional controversy amongst some taxonomists as to whether it’s a distinct species, or a form of N. ventricosa. We show photos here which illustrate that it seems very different to N. ventricosa in several important regards. It forms long burrowing tendrils in the manner of N. sibuyanensis but is much more vigorous. Unlike N. sibuyanensis, which only usually bears no more than 3 pitchers at any time, N. aenigma is an exceptionally prolific produce of pitchers. When grown to a large size, it forms a most unusual array of pitchers and extremely long tendrils.

We are of the opinion that due to the regular typhoons that sweep its natural habitat in Luzon, Philippines, it attempts to anchor itself to whatever it can in order not to be blown away. This may be the reason for both the burrowing nature of tendrils and the fact that they reach such extreme lengths as they attempt to reach an anchor point. The very large number of curls in the tendrils may be indicative of the strength with which it will attach itself to branches of trees it may come into contact with.”

Ships bareroot. Roots will be wrapped in a wet paper towel. You will need to provide your own pot and more potting substrate when the plant arrives. Extra care will be needed as the pre-order plants will need to be acclimated slowly to your conditions. This means low light and high humidity. Check out this video that I helped write for the ICPS on “How to acclimate your carnivorous plants.”
This is a Pre-order item, whose details can be read here.
Check out our last BE import here, to view the quality and sizes.
Borneo Exotic Size
Extra Small (ES) – Nursery grown plants with a minimum leaf span of 2.5 cm (1″) up to about 5 cm (2″).
Small (S) – Nursery grown plants with a minimum leaf span of 5 cm (2.5″) up to about 9 cm (3.5”).
Medium (M) – Nursery grown plants with a minimum leaf span of 10 cm (4″) up to about 15 cm (6”).
Large (L) – Nursery grown plants with a minimum leaf-span of 17 cm (7″) up to about 30 cm (12”).
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