Nepenthes x Deroose Alata

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Deroose Alata are often a person's first step into the wonderfully addictive world of Nepenthes. It's very easy to grow, and you really have to go out of your way to kill it. 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 is actually a hybrid, Nepenthes alata x ventricosa.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots (see second photo).  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.  Full maturity within 1-2 years.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Partial sun with some direct sunlight.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop of 10°-15° is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    Posted by carlos velazquez on December 3, 2020

    amazing plant I love it

  • 5
    Beautiful shipping

    Posted by Gabriella on September 15, 2020

    The mailman worried me because he accidentally left my package in a neighbors box. Lucky my neighbor brought it over to me. I quickly opened it to see 2 pitchers hanging beautifully. A little scuffed cause im sure the kid holding it wasn't holding it carefully. But she is still thriving. As much as i hate the fruit flies in my kitchen she loves em. She's a beautiful plant to add to my collection.

  • 4

    Posted by Dan on August 18, 2020

    Healthy plant with vigorous growth. A little stretchy.

  • 5

    Posted by Shanelle on August 3, 2020

    This Nepenthes is so beautiful and lush. It was bigger than I expected, and arrived very safely packaged. Watching the new pitchers develop has been amazing. I’m in awe of this plant!

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Mary B. on June 30, 2020

    My plant arrived quickly. It was well packed. The plant was a nice size. Very, very pleased!

  • 5
    tropical pitcher plant: Nepenthes x Deroose Alata

    Posted by Unknown on June 29, 2020

    Plant arrived in good time and in good condition, actually bigger than I expected. Two pitchers were about 4" tall, one other was beginning to form, and a few weeks later is about 2" tall. They're being kept on a bay windowsill, in an aquarium tank with some transparent plastic wrapping, which helps keep the humidity over 60%. I give it any house flies I can snag, as well as an occasional meal worm. Good job!!

  • 5
    Nepenthes x Deroose Alata

    Posted by Rodney Gonzalez on June 28, 2020

    Came in much larger than expected,what a nice surprise! Throwing leaves and pitchers like nobody's business!

  • 5
    No complaints whatsoever

    Posted by JB on June 24, 2020

    Our pitcher plant arrived in great condition, with two pitchers still intact. One died off, but as we learned from the very helpful information included that's normal. It's been healthy and growing quickly -- just a month later it has 2 new and fully grown pitchers and another well underway!