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Nepenthes x St. Mercury
Nepenthes x St. Mercury


 
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Price: $36.95
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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.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.

Water
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.

Soil
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: 16 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Amazing! May 24, 2020
Reviewer: Justin from Brooklyn, NY United States  
This is my first pitcher plant and I was blown away. It is beautiful and already growing so fast. I can’t wait to buy more!

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5 of 5 Better than expected May 20, 2020
Reviewer: Gwendolyn from Raleigh, NC United States  
I was shocked at the quality of the plant I received.  It already had two pitchers on it and it was perfectly packaged.  I have ordered several times with Sarracenia Northwest and I will continue to do so because the plants are always in great condition and the customer service is wonderful!

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5 of 5 May 11, 2020
Reviewer: Steven Kazmierczak from Portland, OR United States  


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5 of 5 April 14, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Olympia, WA United States  
I've placed a number of orders,  and keep coming back. Plants we're carefully packaged, and healthy upon arrival as always. The St. Mercury has gorgeous pitchers and has continued to put out more in its new home.

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5 of 5 Great plant April 13, 2020
Reviewer: Larry DeFever from Sunset, SC United States  
Plant arrived in fabulous condition with2 traps. Was larger than I was expecting. Arrived in a timely manner.  Think it is a great Nepenthes

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