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Nepenthes sp., Winged Nepenthes, Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups
Nepenthes truncata

Nepenthes sp.

Winged Nepenthes, Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups
Family: Nepenthaceae
Origin: Borneo, Malaysia, Philippines & Sumatra
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Carnivorous climbing vine. Passive pitfall traps produced at the tips of the leaves trap and digest small insects. Color of the pitchers light-green, often with light or dark-red or violet spots. Depending on where you live many of the needs of Nepenthes can be met by adapting them to your growing environment. Nepenthes are extremely versatile and adaptable to many different growing conditions.

Do not fertilize these plants with dry fertilizer! They get all their food from "eating" insects! If you are growing the plant where it cannot catch insects for long periods, you can add an occasional small insect such as a fly, a cockroach or a few very small insects to mature pitchers. Many types benefit from very mild, diluted liquid orchid fertilizer such as SUNSHINE Orchidasm, and solution should be added only to the pitchers when they are 3/4 filled with water.

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Nepenthes khsiana x ventricosa x maxima, St. Gaya - Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes x St. Gaya is a compact, easy-to-grow hybrid of N. khsiana x (ventricosa x maxima). It is a vigorous growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large upright pitchers with cherry red speckles on yellow-green backgrounds. The trap mouths are wide and oval. Its parent species are quite adaptable, growing in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is very cold tolerant, but prefers warm, humid, bright conditions. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good Nepenthes for beginners.
Do not fertilize these plants with dry fertilizer! They get all their food from "eating" insects! If you are growing the plant where it cannot catch insects for long periods, you can add an occasional small insect such as a fly, a cockroach or a few very small insects to mature pitchers. Many types benefit from very mild, diluted liquid orchid fertilizer such as SUNSHINE Orchidasm, and solution should be added only to the pitchers when they are 3/4 filled with water.
See Article about this plant.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Orchidasm - Rapid Growth Booster

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$32.95