Nepenthes (Hanging Asian Pitcher Plant)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 60-66cm

The pot comes with a hanger

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Nepenthes, commonly known as the Hanging or Asian Pitcher Plants, doubtless are the most ostentatious carnivorous plants next to the Venus flytrap.
  • Among the most flamboyant and colorful of all plants, they are also extremes in carnivory.
  • For Nepenthes are the only plants in the world that can be said to somewhat regularly eat vertebrates in the wild.
  • Small lizards, mice, and even rats have been found digesting in their orchid-like traps.
  • The genus occupies a vast natural range, spanning from Madagascar and the Seychelles, India, and Indochina.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Use a mix of 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite.
  • Avoid using potting soil and compost, as their nutrient and mineral ingredients can kill carnivorous plants.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Nepenthes respond well to foliar fertilization.
  • Spray twice a month during the growing season with a dilute (10%) orchid fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Provide partial sunlight, several hours of direct sun with bright filtered light during the rest of the day.
  • Avoid the full shade.
  • Sun is the key element in getting your plant to grow pitchers.
  • The energy provided by photosynthesis is what grows the traps, and the light from the sun is essential to producing good color.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Unlike other carnivorous plants, Nepenthes will tolerate hard water (up to 200 parts per million) with almost no adverse effect.
  • Make sure the water drains through the soil completely, hefting the pot to make sure it's heavy and saturated.
  • Avoid standing water, as this can cause root rot in Nepenthes, and can make them susceptible to pests.

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