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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
Nepenthes x Deroose Alata


 
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Price: $12.95
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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-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.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

  0 of 0 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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Excellent plant, service! December 29, 2018
Reviewer: Dan Birch from QUAIL VALLEY, CA United States  
The plants came in excellent condition, have continued to grow well, producing more pitchers and looking great! I’m just following their growing tips exactly as recommended.

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Wonderful 1st time experience, will purchase more! December 3, 2018
Reviewer: Alyssa Pratt from Portland, OR United States  
Upon receiving the package, I was immediately impressed with how the plant was packed. And thank you for making it easy to succeed in providing care for this plant. This was the first time I have made a purchase of a carnivorous plant and by following the detailed instructions of the care guide that was provided, I have been able to keep it alive without much effort. I can't wait to see more pitchers form!
Thank you. I will be ordering again.

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Not as good as the last one, that's for sure. December 2, 2018
Reviewer: James Goldman from Philadelphia, PA United States  
I'd bought a Nepenthes x Derrose Alata a few years ago for my office.  This plant only gets artificial light, albeit a grow light, and when I'm out of town, I rely on my undependable co-workers to mist/water it.
This plant is a monster.  I've named her Cleopatra Jones due to her exotic and vigorous nature!
This plant, well, not so much.  It has flowered on a short stalk, but I believe that it's a survival mechanism.  We'll see, but I don't have high expectations for a long life.

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Great plant December 2, 2018
Reviewer: Davina from Prescott, AZ United States  
Came packaged well, and way healthy with 2 pitchers and one growing. It's since grown 3 more. I live in a desert area, so I mist it at least 2 times daily. But nothing major. Great plant overall.

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