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Pitcher plant, Nepenthes alata (hanging basket)- Plant

Pitcher plant, Nepenthes alata (hanging basket)- Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
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Indulge in the extraordinary beauty of Pitcher Nepenthes (hanging basket) Plant, the enchanting Pitcher Plant available through Vermi Organics in a convenient hanging basket. This botanical wonder captivates with its unique pitcher-shaped traps, elegantly dangling from cascading vines. Dive into the world of carnivorous plants and explore the fascinating features of Nepenthes alata, a mesmerizing addition to any plant lover's collection.

About: Nepenthes alata, commonly known as the Pitcher Nepenthes (hanging basket) Plant, is a carnivorous plant species native to the Philippines. Renowned for its intriguing traps, this epiphytic plant thrives in humid and tropical environments. Vermi Organics takes pride in offering Nepenthes alata in a hanging basket, allowing enthusiasts to bring the allure of carnivorous plants into their homes or gardens with ease.

Benefits: Beyond its captivating appearance, Pitcher Nepenthes (hanging basket) Plant provides unique benefits in the realm of carnivorous plants. As a carnivore, it supplements its nutrient intake by trapping and digesting insects. This adaptation allows it to thrive in nutrient-poor soils, making it an excellent choice for those looking to cultivate a diverse and fascinating collection of plants.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): Nepenthes alata in a hanging basket is ideally suited for indoor cultivation, providing a stunning and unusual addition to your home or office. While it can be grown outdoors in tropical or subtropical climates, the hanging basket design allows for convenient placement in well-lit indoor spaces, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any room.

Care: Caring for Nepenthes alata is a unique and rewarding experience. As a carnivorous plant, it requires a specific care routine to ensure optimal growth and trap functionality. Place the hanging basket in a location with bright, indirect sunlight, mimicking its natural habitat. Use a well-draining potting mix, such as sphagnum moss or a carnivorous plant mix, to maintain the necessary moisture levels. Keep the soil consistently moist, using distilled or rainwater to prevent mineral buildup. Avoid fertilizing the plant, as it derives nutrients from captured insects.

Common Names: Nepenthes alata is commonly referred to as the Pitcher Plant, owing to its distinctive pitcher-shaped traps. It is also known by other common names such as Tropical Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups, and Philippine Pitcher Plant. These names highlight its carnivorous nature and its native habitat in the Philippines.

Specifications:

  • Scientific Name: Nepenthes alata
  • Family: Nepenthaceae
  • Height: Vines can reach several feet in length
  • Light Requirements: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Soil: Well-draining mix, such as sphagnum moss or carnivorous plant mix
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist with distilled or rainwater
  • Temperature: Thrives in tropical to subtropical climates
  • Container Type: Hanging basket design for indoor cultivation

Special Features: Nepenthes alata boasts special features that make it a captivating choice for plant enthusiasts:

  • Pitcher Traps: The most distinctive feature of Nepenthes alata is its pitcher-shaped traps, which are modified leaves designed to capture and digest insects.
  • Hanging Basket Design: The hanging basket allows for a cascading display of vines adorned with pitcher traps, creating an aesthetically pleasing and space-saving arrangement.
  • Carnivorous Adaptation: As a carnivorous plant, Nepenthes alata exhibits a unique adaptation to supplement its nutrient intake by capturing and digesting insects.

Uses:

  • Indoor Decor: Nepenthes alata in a hanging basket serves as a captivating and conversation-starting addition to indoor spaces, such as living rooms, offices, or conservatories.
  • Educational Tool: This unique plant provides an excellent opportunity for educational purposes, allowing enthusiasts to explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants and their adaptations.
  • Collection Enhancement: For plant collectors and enthusiasts, Nepenthes alata adds diversity and intrigue to a plant collection, showcasing the beauty and complexity of carnivorous species.
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