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

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Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

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 'Bill Bailey' is a hybrid pitcher plant known for its vigor and ease of care, making it a popular choice for both beginners and seasoned carnivorous plant enthusiasts. This hybrid combines the best traits of its parent species, Nepenthes singalana and Nepenthes ventricosa, resulting in a plant with beautiful, sizeable pitchers and an ability to thrive in a range of conditions. The pitchers are typically colorful, with a combination of greens, reds, and sometimes deeper purples, often with a pronounced peristome (the lip of the pitcher) that can display striking patterns.

General Care Guide for Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey'

Lighting: Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey' prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Direct morning light is beneficial, but harsh afternoon sun should be avoided to prevent leaf and pitcher burn. A spot near an east-facing window or a location that receives filtered light through a sheer curtain is ideal.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. It is crucial to use distilled water, rainwater, or reverse osmosis water, as tap water can contain minerals harmful to the plant. Allow the top layer of the soil to slightly dry out before watering again.

Humidity: This hybrid enjoys high humidity, around 50-80%. Maintaining high humidity can be achieved through regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing the plant's pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles (to ensure the pot is not sitting directly in water).

Temperature: Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey' is adaptable but prefers a temperature range of 18°C to 29°C (65°F to 85°F) during the day and cooler temperatures at night. This hybrid is more tolerant of temperature fluctuations than some other Nepenthes species.

Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix designed for carnivorous plants, typically composed of sphagnum moss and perlite. Avoid regular potting soils and those with added fertilizers or minerals.

Feeding: In their natural habitat, Nepenthes capture insects to fulfill their nutritional needs. Indoors, they might catch fewer insects, but it's generally not necessary to feed them artificially. If you choose to feed your plant, small insects or a specially formulated carnivorous plant fertilizer applied sparingly can suffice.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years to prevent the soil from becoming too compacted and to refresh the growing medium. The best time to repot is during the spring or early summer.

Pest and Diseases: Be vigilant for signs of pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Overwatering and poor air circulation can lead to fungal diseases, so ensure the plant is not sitting in soggy soil and that there's good airflow around it.

Nepenthes 'Bill Bailey' is a resilient and forgiving hybrid, making it an excellent introduction to the fascinating world of pitcher plants. With proper care, it will reward you with spectacular pitchers and robust growth, adding an exotic touch to your home or greenhouse.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

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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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