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Nepenthes alata ‘Pitcher Plant’

Nepenthes alata ‘Pitcher Plant’

Nepenthes alata ‘Pitcher Plant’- is one of the most popular Nepenthes species in cultivation. Nepenthes alata are carnivorous plants. The color and the nectar secretions definitely attract the insects to this plant. This unique group of plants supplement their diet by absorbing nutrients from insects and other small animals. Nepenthes thrive when grown with orchids. The name ‘Pitcher Plant’ comes from the large bulbous pither-like structures that develop on the tips of some of the leaves. They form wonderful hanging pitchers that will surely attract attention. Put them near a partly sunny window and they will definitely be a conversation piece. Nepenthes alata is the easiest to grow of all the species. 

 

Name

Nepenthes alata 'Pitcher Plant'

Grow Zone

11

Light Conditions

Partial Sun/Shade

Water Requirements

Consistently moist soil

PH Level

7.4

Minimum Height

6 feet

Maximum Height

8 feet

Growth Habit

Moderate

Bloom Color

Cream, tan

Fragrant

No

Best Grown In

Hanging baskets

Scientific Name

Nepenthes alata

Class

Liliopsida

Family

Nepenthaceae

Genus

Nepenthes

Species

alata

Salt Tolerance

Moderate

 

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Links

Wikipedia

Dave's Garden

 

Source

Stokes Tropicals

 

 

 

 

 

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