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Nepenthes albomarginata, Black
Nepenthes albomarginata


 
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Price: $69.95
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Item Number:: 36452
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General Description
 
This plant gets its name, albomarginata, from the white band that appears just beneath the lip of each pitcher. The plant produces a long vine with slender leaves from which elongated slender pitchers appear. While pitchers are commonly green, this rare variant features very dark pitchers that some growers refer to as black.

Once it acclimates to its environment, this plant has proven to grow well as a regular houseplant in a very sunny windowsill. The first two photos above feature one of our plants producing pitchers in winter!

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings that were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

The last photo is representative of plants for sale. Pitchers are not currently present on plants.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Tropical rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.

Size of Adult Plants
6 inches.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.

Soil
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Day Temperature
75° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
Above 65°F.

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