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Nepenthes Pitcher Houseplant

24.95
  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: High
  • - Space Required: 5 feet
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Nepenthes Pitcher Houseplant
Plant Features

The Nepenthes, also known as the Pitcher Plant, is a fascinating and exotic carnivorous plant known for its unique pitcher-like structures that trap and digest insects. These pitchers are actually modified leaves and come in various sizes and colors, often with striking patterns. The plant itself can have a vine-like growth habit, making it an intriguing addition to any plant collection.

For troubleshooting, if the Nepenthes is not producing pitchers, it might be due to insufficient light or humidity. Ensure it's getting bright, indirect sunlight and adequate humidity. This can be a sign of low humidity or improper watering. Keep the air around the plant humid and the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering, poor drainage, or nutrient deficiencies can cause leaves to yellow. Ensure proper soil moisture and consider a suitable fertilizer. Aphids and spider mites can sometimes be a problem. Inspect regularly and treat with insecticidal soap if pests are present.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 6-8 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 60-85 F
Care Level Expert (plants need experienced parents)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 4-6 feet
Mature Spread 2-4 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No
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