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Nepenthes x Velvet
Nepenthes x Velvet

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Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $21.95

Stock Status: Sold Out!
Item Number:: 36202

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. Your plant will be shipped in a 4-inch pot with the proper growing medium. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping. The last photo is representative of plants for sale.

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.

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: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
pitcher plant 1 August 17, 2015
Reviewer: Eileen Franke from UNION CITY, CA United States  
Arrived in great condition, well packaged with good growing instructions.  Plant appears to be thriving.

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Nepenthes x Gentle August 2, 2015
Reviewer: Rene Quinones from Sheridan, OR United States  
Plant came in fast and well packed.  No negative issues

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