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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
Nepenthes x Deroose Alata

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Price: $16.95
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Stock Status: Sold Out!
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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 33 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing Plant May 14, 2020
Reviewer: Sam from Washington  
It was so much larger than expected. I purchased the plant with a Sarracenia and both came in perfect condition. The size and number of pitchers on the plant was insane for the price. I honestly would recommend this to anyone who wants to give carnivorous plants a go.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Nepenthes March 15, 2020
Reviewer: John Schick from Naples, FL United States  
The plant arrived packaged very thoroughly and carefully. The plant was very healthy and larger than I expected with numerous pitchers.
Since receiving the plant several pitchers have dried up and died. New leaves continue to develop.

I keep the soil moist and the plant receives sunlight from the south most of the day.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Nepenthes x Deroose Alata February 25, 2020
Reviewer: James C. Fife from River Ridge, LA United States  
Robust specimen received, packed well, and is making new growth less than one month later.  Superior

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 December 22, 2019
Reviewer: MELINDA Starkey from WEST MONROE, LA United States  

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