Nepenthes are primarily native to Southeast Asia, with many of its roughly 180 species being recently discovered. Contrary to popular belief that Nepenthes are hard to grow, they are quite easy to grow, and produce large pitchers with deep wine colouration. A must-have for the collector!
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AttributesType: Carnivorous, Tropical, Houseplant
Height: 6 in - 12 in
Spread: 12 in - 20in
Light: Full to Partial Sun
Water: Moderate, Purified
Pet Safe: Non Toxic
CareGeneral Maintenance: Be careful with your pitcher plant, they are sensitive to rough touch. Feed with a few live or dead insects once every couple of weeks
Temperature:-5 degrees Celcius to 28 degrees Celcius, it is best to not let them freeze, the pitchers may die but the rhimozone should survive short amount of time frozen
Light:These plants will thrive outdoors in the warm season in full sun. Bring indoors for a dormancy period. Bright indirect light will work as well, but they are best suited to outdoor locations
Watering: Water only with the purest water you have available. Rainwater or reverse osmosis water are best. If using bottled water, make sure there is no salt. If using tap water, allow to sit for a minimum of 24 hours to evaporate any chlorine and sterilizing agents.
Soil: Open, wet and boggy, but can tolerate more sandy soil. Main thing with any carnivorous plant is to give them the poorest soil possible. They will thrive in a mixture of pebbles and peat moss. Avoid rich soil and clay.
Fertilizer: To fertilize any carnivorous plant, you feed them insects. With pitcher plants just drop live or dead insects into the pitchers. DO NOT FERTILIZE THE SOIL this will cause chemical burns and kill your plant.