Nepenthes 'Miranda' is a small plant with unusual color of its pitchers make it an eye-catching addition to any garden. It features half-moon-shaped striped pitchers with lid-like structures on a vine-like stem. The mature pitchers are a deep red-purple color on the outside and contain a lovely pale yellow liquid inside.
Nepenthes 'Miranda' prefers to be grown in a sheltered spot in semi-shade and will thrive in moist, acidic soil. It is an epiphyte, so ideally the soil should be mossy or have lots of organic matter. Regular water will help to keep the plant healthy and vigorous. In colder areas, it is best to grow Nepenthes 'Miranda' in a large pot and bring it indoors over winter. Ensure that the pot has plenty of drainage holes and use a high quality, based potting medium to ensure well-draining.
It is important to keep the soil moist at all times, as the plant is used to living in wet, humid conditions. It can be grown in USDA zones 9 to 11 and will enjoy a good misting with tepid water to replicate its natural misty environment.
Do not fertilize these plants with dry fertilizer! They get all their food from "eating" insects! If you are growing the plant where it cannot catch insects for long periods, you can add an occasional small insect such as a fly, a cockroach or a few very small insects to mature pitchers.
Nepenthes 'Miranda' is a unique plant with an interesting form and unusual pitcher colors that make it the perfect specimen for the tropical garden. With the right growing conditions and care, it can thrive for many years and be enjoyed by generations to come.