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

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Nepenthes truncata
Nepenthes sp.
Family: Nepenthaceae
Winged Nepenthes, Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cups
Origin: Borneo, Malaysia, Philippines & Sumatra
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorSubtropical, 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

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Nepenthes x St. Gaya is a compact, easy-to-grow hybrid...  more
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Orchidasm - Rapid Growth Booster
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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$39.00