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THEY EAT BUGS! That's right, pitcher plants are carnivorous and will eat any insect that falls into one of the nepenthes' pitchers.

Nepenthes Alata Pitcher Plant

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These are the coolest plants I sell! Not only do they have gorgeous, lush, foliage, long beautiful bloom spikes, and extraordinary leaf tip pitchers, THEY EAT BUGS! That's right, pitcher plants are carnivorous and will eat any insect that falls into one of the nepenthes' pitchers.

This posting is for medium large plants in 6" hanging pots. Each pot has two or more plants and are LOADED with pitchers. Each plant is healthy and vivacious.

Shipping. Nepenthes have delicate root systems, so I only ship these potted in tubes to minimize damage. You MUST be available to receive the package so your plant doesn't cook. Open it immediately, unpack CAREFULLY, and water right away.

Nepenthes Alata, pitcher plants are a vine type plant and will grow as large as you let them. We have on our parent plant pitchers larger than 8"! Each new leaf has the potential to produce a new pitcher. Once a pitcher dries up - that leaf will never create a new one.

WATER, WATER, WATER. Nepenthes LOVE water. They don't like to sit in it though. We water our pitcher plants EVERY Day in the heat of summer and every other day when the weather cools. The substrate should NEVER be allowed to dry out. Also, NEVER let your nepenthes sit in water (like a pot tray) as their roots can rot. When watering, we put our water wand on SHOWER and we gently spray the entire plant. We then take care to water the substrate until it begins to drain from the bottom of the pot. Last, we check that each pitcher has water in it - about half full. This helps prevent early pitcher die back.

LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT. Pitcher plants (nepenthese Alata at least) love light. They need a lot of it - but only indirectly. Full sun or direct sun rays will burn the plant. Under a lanai or porch is usually a great place to grow them. You may also grow them indoors, as long as they are near

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