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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
Nepenthes x Deroose Alata


 
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Price: $16.95
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General Description
 
Deroose Alata are often a person's first step into the wonderfully addictive world of Nepenthes. I sometimes tell customers that if they kill this plant, they should look for a new hobby.

Pitchers are durable and beautifully pink-red. On larger plants, pitchers can get over 7 inches tall. Vines that Deroose Alata grows in full sun can eventually become a beautiful display for any windowsill - draping, climbing, and cascading vines of lovely, lance-shaped foliage with a prominent red midrib and tendril, festooned with pitchers. The speed at which it grows and the size it can get makes this one of the most rewarding carnivorous plants to grow.

Many garden centers mistakenly label this plant as Nepenthes alata. However, it's not a true species. It is in fact a hybrid with Nepenthes ventricosa.

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3.5-inch pot. All plants were propagated via tissue culture and are well-established.

The last photo is representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

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

Natural Habitat
Parent plants are native to the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.

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

Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 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
60° - 70°F.

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5 of 5 What a stunner! February 7, 2020
Reviewer: Caitlyn from Dallas  
The plant I received exceeded all expectations! I thought I would get a barely established plant with maybe a single pitcher to speak of. I’m blown away by how healthy and vibrant a plant I received, in the heart of winter no less! The plants are fantastic, the customer service is wonderful, what are you waiting for?!

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5 of 5 December 22, 2019
Reviewer: MELINDA Starkey from WEST MONROE, LA United States  


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5 of 5 December 16, 2019
Reviewer: Cindy Graham from West Monroe, LA United States  


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5 of 5 Four Pitchers November 26, 2019
Reviewer: Anthony B  
There are already 4 pitchers! The first was developing upon arrival, but the others are all new after one month. They’ve also caught an invasive Asian lady beetle, or two.

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5 of 5 Another great plant October 25, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Madison, WI United States  
The Nepenthes arrived with two full-grown pitchers, and a couple of future pitchers forming.  One pitcher withered eventually, but one of the new ones is already taking shape and looking magnificent and filling with liquid. I cannot recommend your plants and care tips highly enough! Prior to this, I had not believed I could manage to keep a Nepenthes alive and thriving in my Wisconsin home.  Next year, I will absolutely come back to you early on for more carnivorous plants that require a dormancy period. It was a bit late in the year to try it this time around.

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