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Nepenthes x St. Mercury
Nepenthes x St. Mercury

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Price: $29.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 36282

General Description
This complex hybrid was bred by our friend, Sam Estes, of Leilani Nepenthes Nursery. Its parentage consists of N. kampotiana, N. ventricosa, and N. maxima.

This plant really caught our attention because of its elegant, colorful pitchers. Each pitcher has a long neck and a bulbous base. The upper pitchers are also equally elegant, like a Grecian urn.

Of all the hybrids in our collection, this is by far the easiest to grow. It grows vigorously and produces lots of pitchers during the growing season. It is also the first to produce pitchers in spring and the last to drop its pitchers in winter. It grows very well as a houseplant and is suitable for first-time growers.

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings and were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

The last photo is representative of 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 6-8 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: 8 Write a review »

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Thanks March 18, 2019
Reviewer: Alan Hykes from Altoona, PA United States  
Growing under lights and there doing well

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Very hardy December 31, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Louisville, KY United States  
Shipping doesn't seem to have slowed this guy down. Two pitchers are already on the way 1 month after ordering!

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Excellent condition December 16, 2018
Reviewer: Greg Breitbarth from Littleton, CO United States  
Plants came as described

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Nepenthes x mercury (LRG) October 14, 2018
Reviewer: Larry Martin from Honolulu, HI United States  
Well ship . Outstanding  plants . Thank you !!

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A mystery June 20, 2018
Reviewer: Mary Ann Miklos from Charlotte, North Carolina United States  
I really do not know what to expect from this plant. It already has a new leaf, but it has nothing that resembles a pitcher. It enjoys the prime location in a large window in our master bathroom and is surrounded by other carnivorous buddies and orchids. I am hoping that it will thrive.

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