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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:: 36212

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 two photos are 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: 43 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Beautiful shipping September 15, 2020
Reviewer: Gabriella from San Diego, CA United States  
The mailman worried me because he accidentally left my package in a neighbors box. Lucky my neighbor brought it over to me. I quickly opened it to see 2 pitchers hanging beautifully. A little scuffed cause im sure the kid holding it wasn't holding it carefully. But she is still thriving. As much as i hate the fruit flies in my kitchen she loves em. She's a beautiful plant to add to my collection.

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4 of 5 August 18, 2020
Reviewer: Dan from Tacoma, WA United States  
Healthy plant with vigorous growth. A little stretchy.

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5 of 5 GORGE! August 3, 2020
Reviewer: Shanelle from Portland, OR United States  
This Nepenthes is so beautiful and lush. It was bigger than I expected, and arrived very safely packaged. Watching the new pitchers develop has been amazing. I’m in awe of this plant!

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5 of 5 Great Product June 30, 2020
Reviewer: Mary B. from Magnolia, OH United States  
My plant arrived quickly. It was well packed. The plant was a nice size. Very, very pleased!

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5 of 5 tropical pitcher plant: Nepenthes x Deroose Alata June 29, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from New Jersey  
Plant arrived in good time and in good condition, actually bigger than I expected. Two pitchers were about 4" tall, one other was beginning to form, and a few weeks later is about 2" tall. They're being kept on a bay windowsill, in an aquarium tank with some transparent plastic wrapping, which helps keep the humidity over 60%. I give it any house flies I can snag, as well as an occasional meal worm. Good job!!

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