Nepenthes hybrid - carnivorous plant

35,00 lei
Full description and specifications

Nepenthes is definitely one of the most admired carnivorous plants. These are the plants that fit the stereotypical view of what carnivorous plants are.
The trap of this plant is an airtight pitcher with slippery edges, very difficult for the prey to climb. The mouth of the pitcher is adorned with a structure called a peristome. The peristome helps to retain the prey, and also directs the prey into the pitcher. The jug has a lid on the top. It helps to keep rainwater in the pitcher, but its main function is to attract prey due to its color and the presence of nectar. The prey hanging on the underside of the cover is in danger of falling into the trap.
Nepenthes care instructions
Humidity: Abundance
Brightness: Penumbra
Soil type: A mixture of equal parts of peat, vermiculite and sand. Nepenthes can fix its roots on the bark of trees, leading an epiphytic life.
Fertilization: The plant generally resists very well without being fertilized, especially if it has plenty of food or if it is epiphytic. In the absence of these factors, it can be fertilized monthly, in spring and summer, and once every 2 months, in winter, with a liquid fertilizer intended for orchids.
Propagation: Propagation can be done in spring and summer by aerial marking or, more simply, by taking cuttings from the shoots. They are kept at a high humidity and at 20-23°C, in minisere, for safe rooting.
Diseases and pests: The plant can be attacked by gray rot in conditions of excessive air or substrate humidity. Occasionally, also as a consequence of poor conditions, lice or lice may appear.
Care: In order to develop and color the pitchers-trap properly, they need permanent and necessarily filtered light, throughout the year. They are very sensitive to air dryness. If the temperature exceeds 28°C, the plant needs spraying. The substrate is watered so that it is permanently moist but without excesses. Remove the water from the saucer, mandatory after each watering.

IMPORTANT: Insectivorous / carnivorous plants do not pose any kind of danger to humans. Their digestive juice is a good hand sanitizer at best! Many come from the misty jungles of Southeast Asia, forming tree-climbing cattle, and their traps really do look like traps.

Height with pots included: approx. 12 cm
Pot diameter: 8.5 cm

Note: These plants are sensitive and can show defects/damages due to temperature and humidity variations.