30 - 40cm Nepenthes Alata in Hanging Pot Monkey Jars 14cm Pot House Plant

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These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

Nepenthes alata is a widely known and cultivated species within the Nepenthes genus, prized for its versatility, ease of care, and the aesthetic appeal of its pitchers. Native to the Philippines, this species has adapted to a range of environments, from highland to lowland conditions, making it quite resilient and a popular choice for both beginners and experienced carnivorous plant enthusiasts. Its pitchers are typically slender, with a characteristic wing (alata) running down the front, and can vary in color from green to deep red, depending on light exposure and other environmental factors.

General Care Guide for Nepenthes alata

Lighting: Nepenthes alata thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly in the morning or late afternoon, but too much direct sun can scorch the leaves and pitchers. A location that receives filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is often ideal.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Using distilled water, rainwater, or reverse osmosis water is recommended to avoid mineral build-up harmful to the plant. Allow the topsoil to dry out slightly before watering again.

Humidity: This species benefits from high humidity levels, around 60-80%. You can increase humidity with a humidifier, regular misting, or placing the plant's pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles.

Temperature: Nepenthes alata is adaptable to a range of temperatures but prefers daytime temperatures of 21°C to 29°C (70°F to 85°F) and cooler nights. It can tolerate lower temperatures than some other Nepenthes species, reflecting its versatile nature.

Soil: A well-draining, acidic potting mix is crucial. A mixture of sphagnum moss, perlite, and/or orchid bark is suitable. Avoid using regular potting soil, as it can contain fertilizers and minerals not suited for carnivorous plants.

Feeding: As a carnivorous plant, Nepenthes alata derives nutrients from trapping insects in its pitchers. Insect feeding is not typically necessary indoors if the plant is healthy and producing pitchers, as they can catch their food. However, you can feed the pitchers small insects if desired.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years in the spring or early summer to refresh the growing medium and accommodate growth. Choose a pot only slightly larger than the current one.

Pest and Disease Management: Be on the lookout for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure proper drainage and avoid over-watering to prevent root rot and fungal diseases.

Nepenthes alata's adaptability to different growing conditions and its striking pitchers make it a rewarding species for cultivation. By providing care that mirrors its natural habitat conditions as closely as possible, you can enjoy the unique beauty and intriguing carnivorous behavior of this plant.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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