30 - 40cm Nepenthes Mojito 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 'Mojito' is a distinctive and visually striking hybrid pitcher plant, celebrated for its unique coloration that resembles the mottled appearance of a mojito's lime and mint components. This hybrid's name, evoking the famous cocktail, reflects the variegated green and white patterning on its pitchers, which can also display splashes of red or purple, contributing to its ornamental appeal. While the exact parentage of Nepenthes 'Mojito' might vary or not be precisely documented in widely accessible resources, its care would align with general practices for Nepenthes, tailored to accommodate its specific needs as observed over time.

General Care Guide for Nepenthes 'Mojito'

Lighting: Bright, indirect light is preferred. Some direct morning or late afternoon sun can be beneficial but avoid strong midday sunlight to prevent scorching the leaves and pitchers. A spot that receives filtered sunlight, like near an east-facing or partially shaded south-facing window, is ideal.

Watering: Maintain consistently moist soil without allowing it to become waterlogged. Use distilled water, rainwater, or reverse osmosis water, avoiding tap water due to potential mineral content that can harm the plant. Let the top inch of the soil dry slightly between waterings.

Humidity: High humidity levels, around 60-80%, are crucial for encouraging pitcher development and maintaining plant health. Increase humidity through regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing the pot on a tray with water and pebbles.

Temperature: Daytime temperatures of 21°C to 29°C (70°F to 85°F) with cooler nights are generally suitable. Nepenthes 'Mojito' can exhibit some tolerance to temperature variations but should be protected from extreme cold.

Soil: A well-draining, acidic potting mix designed for carnivorous plants is necessary. A mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite or a similar blend works well. Regular potting soils and those containing fertilizers should be avoided.

Feeding: Nepenthes gain nutrients from trapping insects. Insect feeding isn't typically necessary indoors if the plant is healthy and producing pitchers, as they can capture their food. However, if needed, small insects can be fed to the pitchers sparingly.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years in spring or early summer to refresh the growing medium. Nepenthes prefer to be slightly root-bound, so choose a pot only marginally larger than the current one.

Pest and Disease Management: Inspect regularly for pests like aphids, spider mites, and scale insects, treating any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure proper drainage and avoid over-watering to prevent root rot and other fungal diseases.

Nepenthes 'Mojito' is an exceptional hybrid that combines aesthetic appeal with the fascinating carnivorous behavior characteristic of Nepenthes. By providing care that mirrors its natural tropical habitat, you can enjoy the unique beauty and growth of this captivating plant in your home or greenhouse.

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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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