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

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Nepenthes 'Rob Cantleyi', often simply referred to as Nepenthes 'Rob', is a notable cultivar named after Rob Cantley, who is well-known in the carnivorous plant community for his contributions to the discovery and cultivation of Nepenthes species. This cultivar is prized for its large, striking pitchers, deep coloration, and robust growth. It is derived from Nepenthes rajah, one of the most iconic and giant pitcher plant species, known for its enormous traps capable of holding a significant amount of liquid and even capturing small vertebrates.

General Care Guide for Nepenthes 'Rob Cantleyi'

Lighting: Nepenthes 'Rob' thrives in bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly in the morning or late afternoon, harsh midday sun should be avoided to prevent scorching the leaves and pitchers. A spot that receives filtered sunlight is ideal.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use distilled water, rainwater, or reverse osmosis water to avoid mineral build-up that can be harmful to the plant. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry slightly before watering again.

Humidity: High humidity levels, typically between 60% and 80%, are crucial for the health and pitcher production of Nepenthes 'Rob'. Increase humidity with a humidifier, regular misting, or placing the plant's pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles.

Temperature: Daytime temperatures of 21°C to 29°C (70°F to 85°F) and cooler nights are preferred. Nepenthes 'Rob', like its progenitor N. rajah, may tolerate cooler temperatures better than some other hybrids, reflecting its highland heritage.

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 or mixes that contain fertilizers or minerals.

Feeding: Nepenthes are carnivorous, obtaining nutrients from the insects they capture. Indoors, where insect capture might be limited, you can occasionally feed them with small insects. Avoid artificial feeding if the plant is capturing sufficient prey naturally.

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

Pest and Diseases: Watch out for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Good drainage and avoiding over-watering are key to preventing root rot and fungal diseases.

Nepenthes 'Rob Cantleyi' is an impressive cultivar that can become a centerpiece in any carnivorous plant collection. With proper care, focusing on mimicking its natural highland habitat conditions as closely as possible, you can enjoy the spectacular growth and striking pitchers that make this plant so remarkable.

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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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