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

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Nepenthes 'Gaya' is a hybrid pitcher plant known for its ease of care and beautiful pitchers, making it a popular choice among carnivorous plant enthusiasts. This hybrid typically combines traits from its parent species to produce a plant that's adaptable to a range of growing conditions, with attractive and often colorful pitchers. While I don't have specific details on the parentage of Nepenthes 'Gaya', the care for this hybrid would generally follow the guidelines applicable to many Nepenthes species and hybrids.

General Care Guide for Nepenthes 'Gaya'

Lighting: Nepenthes 'Gaya' prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially during the morning or late afternoon, but excessive direct sun should be avoided to prevent scorching of the leaves and pitchers. A location that receives filtered sunlight, such as near an east-facing or shaded south-facing window, is ideal.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. It's crucial to use distilled water, rainwater, or reverse osmosis water, as tap water can contain minerals detrimental to Nepenthes. Allow the topsoil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent root rot.

Humidity: High humidity levels, around 60-80%, are beneficial for the growth of pitchers and the overall health of the plant. You can increase humidity with a humidifier, by misting the plant regularly, or placing the plant's pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles, ensuring the pot does not sit directly in water.

Temperature: Most Nepenthes hybrids, including 'Gaya', prefer a temperature range of 21°C to 29°C (70°F to 85°F) during the day and cooler temperatures at night. This hybrid is likely to be somewhat tolerant of temperature fluctuations, but it's best to avoid exposing it to temperatures below 15°C (59°F).

Soil: Use a well-draining, acidic potting mix designed for carnivorous plants. A mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite is commonly recommended. Avoid using regular potting soil, as it can contain fertilizers and minerals harmful to Nepenthes.

Feeding: Nepenthes 'Gaya' captures insects to fulfill its nutritional requirements. In an indoor setting where insects might be scarce, you can occasionally supplement with small insects or use a specially formulated carnivorous plant fertilizer, applied sparingly.

Repotting: Repotting every 1-2 years in spring or early summer can help refresh the growing medium and accommodate growth. Choose a container only slightly larger than the current one to prevent the soil from staying too wet.

Pest and Disease Management: Be on the lookout for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Treat any infestations early with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Preventing root rot and other fungal diseases is best achieved by ensuring proper soil drainage and avoiding overwatering.

Nepenthes 'Gaya' is an attractive and rewarding hybrid for growers, combining interesting pitcher morphology with relative ease of care. By providing conditions that mimic its natural habitat as closely as possible, you can enjoy the unique beauty and carnivorous behavior of this fascinating 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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