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.


  • 3
    So far so good.

    Posted by Gary R Crawford on December 30, 2020

    I'm a new owner first time. Plant seems happy

  • 5
    Nepenthes Deroose Alata

    Posted by Goldberger Herb on December 18, 2020

    I absolutely LOVE the plant. It is doing well so far. I water only with rainwater, and have it situated on a shelf where it gets at least 4 hours a day of sun, and then I switch it to another shelf for some more sun light.I have several leaves where at the tips I can see the new pitchers developing. I also took your advice from your site, and bought the flourescent bulbs for plants, and they pick up the slack for cloudy days. I am anxiouis to see the pitchers grow in size. I have many orchids, but I am becoming more and more fascinated by these carnivorous plants. I read somewhere, that liquid fertilizer on the acid side, and diluted, can be added, What are your thoughts on this? I am geatly pleased, and impressed by the tremendous customer support that you fellas offer, and I hope to acquire more plants from you once the winter is gone. Stay safe, and thank you for your concern. Herb

  • 5
    My first

    Posted by David Roseberry on December 13, 2020

    Shipped fast. Packed well. Growing at a decent rate. I'm satisfied, so far.

  • 5

    Posted by Larry DeFever on December 13, 2020

    Fabulous condition even though the Priority Mail took a week.

  • 5
    Pitcher plants

    Posted by Susan on December 11, 2020

    Added this one to my collection my third pitcher plant. Can wait to see this grow bigger. Arrives in excellent condition

  • 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.