A great fuss free "first" variety to get your roots wet! Strong, easy grower with pitcher shape variation from upper and lower. Mature pitchers produce the classic 'dumpy peanut' shape with a bright red scalloped peristome and deep red speckles. The pitchers will readily devour any insects such as ants, flies, gnats, and mosquitoes.
Nepenthes care: We primarily focus on Lowland/ Intermediate species/ varieties. These particular Nepenthes do well with bright, indirect sunlight. We grow ours under 50% shade cloth. You will know if they are receiving adequate light when the leaves take on an orange to red tint. If the leaves go deep red then the plant is getting too much sun. They must be kept moist at all times using de-chlorinated water preferably with a low TDS (rain water, RO or distilled works well). A night time drop in temperatures for most nepenthes but it only required for high-landers. They do best with daytime temperatures in the 70-80°F with a 10° drop at night. Do not allow the temperature to fall below 60°F though. They prefer a humidity of 60% or more. If you cannot achieve a high humidity, mist the plant as needed paying special attention to developing tendrils and pitchers. *If the insides of the pitchers are dry when you receive it, place about a tablespoon of distilled/rainwater in each one. It will prevent it from drying out until it starts producing again.
****** PLEASE KEEP IN MIND FOR WINTER ORDERING: We will ship your order whenever the temperatures in both Asheville and the destination city are above 40F. We will message you regarding potential ship date. If you are experiencing extreme temperatures, please wait until your area is warmer to place your order.
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Great plant, arrived in great condition and it now lives in my Beta fish bowl...
I was concern about the plant's condition which I ordered.Because It took 5 days to receive from shipping.Also package was put on upside down even it shows note on the package.But it was fine.Nice packing!
I received the plant yesterday and it is gorgeous, it was very well packaged and didn't suffer at all on the transport. I cant wait to see it grow and in action lunching on those pesky flies! :)
Plants were mailed securely and arrived in excellent shape. They have continued to thrive here and this is, in part, due to the great and detailed instructions that come with each plant.