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Nepenthes x Velvet
Nepenthes x Velvet


 
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Price: $24.95
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Item Number:: 36202
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General Description
 
This is a very durable hybrid. We purchased the original mother plant back in the early 1990s, and since then, it has produced lots of new vines from which we have taken numerous cuttings.

The plant came to us as Velvet, a hybrid of Nepenthes maxima and fusca, but it also goes by the name Gentle or Gentle Velvet. Lower pitchers (first photo) have dark brown mottling. Upper pitchers (second photo) are chartreuse and funnel-shaped. Leaves are thick, slightly velvety, and richly colored.

Overall, it is a great plant for first-time growers. Grow it in a very brightly lit sunny windowsill that receives several hours of direct sunlight.
Plants You Receive
Current batch consists of established rooted cuttings from proven mother plants and will likely produce upper pitchers as shown in the second photo. In time, when the plant produces basal shoots, it will produce lower pitchers.

Your plant will be shipped in a 4-inch pot with the proper growing medium. The last photo is representative of plants for sale. Plants will need to acclimate to your household conditions before it will produce pitchers.

Please watch the monthly videos 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 7-9 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.

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July 18, 2019
Reviewer: cheryl shepard from Rockmart, GA United States  
also a nice plant that is growing and doing well.

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June 16, 2019
Reviewer: DANIEL GAZETT from CLEARWATER, MN United States  


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Healthy and Great! May 5, 2019
Reviewer: Ian Johnson from Hoonah, AK United States  


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Happy Plants May 1, 2019
Reviewer: Joann Stout from Boise, ID United States  
arrived in pristine condition
doing well and growing
appreciate your care of these
wonderful happy plants
will purchase again

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Fantastic, healthy plants February 7, 2019
Reviewer: Holly Hokenstrom from DELRAY BEACH, FL United States  
these arrived perfectly packed in mint condition. They are growing, so far so good, the baby pitchers are starting to grow, I believe this plant had to acclimate to my area, the subtropics, and its now starting to grow more leaves and I can see the pitchers starting to form, I'm so excited to see these get bigger.
I will definitely be ordering more from this company!

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