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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
Nepenthes x Deroose Alata
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Price: $19.95
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Stock Status: Sold Out!
Item Number:: 36212

General Description
This is a very common plant often sold at garden centers, and it's often a person's first plant into the wonderfully addictive world of Nepenthes. This plant is very easy to grow that I sometimes tell customers that if they kill this plant, they should look for a new hobby.

Many garden centers mistakenly label this plant as Nepenthes alata. However, it's not a true species; it's a hybrid with Nepenthes ventricosa. The plant has smooth red pitchers and durable green leaves. In the home, it will vine very quickly and cover a windowsill.

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-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 podcast 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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Wonderful 1st time experience, will purchase more! October 30, 2017
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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Nepenthes x Deroose Alata September 24, 2017
Reviewer: Lina Ferreira from Richmond, VA United States  
Great shape, quick shipping, fantastic online information.

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Still waiting April 4, 2017
Reviewer: J.Remy from Davenport, IA United States  
The plant arrived in great condition, great packaging. It still has not shown any development, unlike the other plants I got. Its not dying so far as I can tell, but not growing either. Hopefully it starts to take off soon, but it is still April, afterall. All in all, very happy with my purchase.

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Great Plant November 12, 2016
Reviewer: Matthew Severson from Irving, TX United States  
My N. Deroose Alata was larger than most nepenthes sold on the internet, which was a pleasant surprise.   So far, it is growing like a weed and I have no problems with it.

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Plant condition as received October 16, 2016
Reviewer: Richard Reising from Columbia Station, OH United States  

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