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.
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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.
75° - 85°F.
60° - 70°F.