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

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

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

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

£34.99

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

£34.99

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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Upright and Fresh: Our innovative design ensures that your plants remain upright and fresh during transit. Specially engineered compartments and supports within the box prevent movement and damage, so your plants arrive in perfect condition.

100% Recyclable: Our plant boxes are fully recyclable, ensuring that after they have served their purpose, they can be responsibly disposed of without harming the planet.

Made from Recycled Materials: Sustainability is at the core of our values. That’s why our packaging is crafted from recycled materials, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

Winter Shipping: We offer additional heat packs in winter to keep your plants nice and warm on their travels. Add one heat pack per plant when checking out in winter months.

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At Plants for all Seasons, we offer a specialist range of plants that are kept at their growers until ordered, ensuring they remain in their ideal conditions. This unique approach means that these plants receive expert care right up until the moment they are prepared for delivery.

Our dedicated growers are passionate about their craft and maintain the perfect environment for each species in this range, ensuring that every plant is healthy, vibrant, and ready to thrive in your home or garden.

Delivery and Quality Assurance We understand that receiving your plants in excellent condition is crucial. While delivery for this specialist range can take up to 7 days, we assure you that this time is used to carefully select, prepare, and package your plants to maintain their health and vitality during transit.

Our commitment to quality means that every plant in this range is thoroughly inspected before it leaves the grower, ensuring it meets our high standards. You can trust that your new plant will arrive ready to flourish, bringing beauty and life to your space.
Tropical Glasshouse Nursery: Our plants are nurtured in our tropical glasshouse nursery located in Lincolnshire, where we maintain an average temperature of 16°C. We do not use cold warehouses, ensuring optimal conditions for plant health.

Plastic Nursery Pots: All our plants are supplied in practical plastic nursery pots. If you prefer a more decorative option, we offer a range of stylish pots available for purchase separately.

Non-Consumable: Please note that our plants are intended for ornamental purposes only unless specifically stated as edible. Ensure you check product descriptions carefully if you are looking for edible varieties.

Variable Heights: The height of our plants can vary by approximately +/- 10%. This natural fluctuation ensures you receive a unique and healthy specimen.

Plant Pot Sizes: Pot sizes may vary by approximately +/- 1cm. To ensure a proper fit, we recommend selecting a decorative pot that is 1-2cm larger than the stated plant pot size. For instance, if you purchase a plant in a 17cm pot, a 18 - 19cm decorative pot would be ideal.

Quarantining: All our houseplants are regularly sprayed with a preventative systemic bug treatment. We do our best to ensure a bug free growing environment however sometimes these can unfortunately be missed, as such we always recommend quarantining plants when they first enter your home and checking them upon arrival for bugs.

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