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WHY WE LIKE THEM
Beautiful, easy to grow, unique and they eat bugs! Natural fungus gnat control in your home. They really work!
THIS LISTING is for:
- ONE (1) Live, Nepenthes 'Ventricosa', Pendulous Pitcher JUVENILE plant. The large plant in the photo is for reference only.
- Size of the leafs are currently around 2-4" (two to four inch) from base to leaf tip.
- Plant HAS juvenile pitchers
- Plant is grown in sphagnum moss
- Plant does not come with a 4" plastic pot
- Leafs (traps) are red and or green.
- Nepenthes 'ventricosa' are mineral sensitive plants. We raise them fine on well water. Some city taps are fine too. Softened water WILL KILL THEM.
- Nepenthes 'ventricosa' are water loving, requiring continuously wet roots.
- Nepenthes 'ventricosa' require part shade to several hours of full sun.
WHAT TO DO?
Nepenthes 'ventricosa' are easy to care for - one of the easiest of nepenthes. When received, remove any plastic and tape as gently as possible. If the plant is in a pot, gently push around the plant base to be sure the roots are still seated. If the plant has bounced out of it's potting mix, just gently put it back - planting up to the plant base.
Nepenthes 'ventricosa' require fresh, cool, distilled, rain, (some city taps is ok - check first) or well water. They should be watered every day - no less than every other. If your Nepenthes 'ventricosa' dries out, it may die. To ave it, immediately water the plant thoroughly - several times. You want to be sure the entire pot of mix is saturated. Water every day until the leafs perk back up.
WATER SOFTENER NOTICE
Never water plants with softened water. Water softeners use salt, and this can kill many plants very quickly - others over time.
You should never need to feed your Nepenthes 'ventricosa' . Even indoors - they usually catch a gnat or two. They don't need much.
If you want to feed them, you can place freshly killed bugs in the pitchers. One per pitcher is great. If you don't want to use bugs, you can use Osmocote SPARINGLY. One pellet dropped in each pitcher per MONTH is enough.
NEVER fertilize the potting mix. If you do, the plant will drop it's pitchers - and may die.
Nepenthes 'ventricosa' require a lot of filtered sun to full sun. Here in FL, our full sun is too much for them and they burn. I grow mine both outdoors and indoors - next to a super sunny window. The more light the plants get - the more red the traps will become.
We ONLY ship Tuesdays and Thursdays by USPS. It's imperative you (or someone) are available to open the box as soon as it is delivered to avoid damage caused by heat or cold. Delivery takes between 2 and 4 days. You will be sent tracking numbers for each order.
RETURNS / REFUNDS
No refunds or returns are offered.
Orders damaged during shipping MAY be covered by the USPS. See below.
Any shipping damage must be photographed and reported within 10 days of delivery. When received, I will then submit an insurance claim to USPS. IF the USPS covers the "loss", I notify clients and offer them either a replacement plant or the amount of the insurance settlement.
WINTER SHIPPING HEAT PACKS!
During the cold days of winter, the addition of 72 hour UniHeat pack(s) in each order is mandatory. Temperatures are checked not only at the ship to location but also through the shipping route. While the weather in your area is 50 degrees, it may be below 30 along the way. Each pack is $4 (no mark up) and for very cold locations, a minimum of 2 packs is required. A separate invoice will be sent for these packs and any additional shipping expense (the packs are heavy) after your order.
I SHOP ONLINE TOO!
As an avid online shopper myself, I understand both sellers and buyers perspectives. I only ship out live healthy plants, I package them safely and securely, and I provide you with all the information you need to help them grow. With proper handling and care, all plants I ship are ready to grow for you. Please be sure to read each listing thoroughly, so you know exactly what you are ordering.
I happily answer most all questions. You can contact me through ETSY Conversations or by email.
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Morningwood Growers is a boutique nursery licensed and regulated by the state of Florida.We specialize in tillandasia, air plants, bromeliad, orchid, and just about anything else we can grow.
6355 Jim Davis Rd.
Parrish, FL 34219
941 713 6483
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