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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
Nepenthes x Deroose Alata

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Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.95
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Item Number:: 36211

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.

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

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.

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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First time order May 11, 2019
Reviewer: Ron Frazier from Bloomington, IL United States  
I started with a sturdy nepenthes that was recommended as reliable on the website. I wanted to see not just the quality of plant but observe their service and packaging. I was seriously impressed on every count and I intend to pursue further business with Sarracenia.

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April 28, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Central lake, MI United States  

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Healthy plants - growing well April 22, 2019
Reviewer: Patrick Millar from OXFORD, PA United States  
I have had no issues with these plants. They arrived well packaged and after a settling in period are now producing new pitchers. I'm looking forward to seeing them grow more as temperatures warm up!

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Healthy April 14, 2019
Reviewer: Larry DeFever from Sunset, SC United States  
Plants arrived in great condition but have not produced any traps yet

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent plant...quick and safe delivery. December 30, 2018
Reviewer: Richmond Parker from Oxford, MA United States  
As usual these folks provide great plant

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