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Nepenthes Hookeriana in HG-0815 Pot (Ø15cmxH13cm)
  • Item Code Nepenthes Hookeriana in HG-0815 Pot (Ø15cmxH13cm)
As low as $32.90

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants able to use their tube-shaped leaves to trap and digest insects. The insects are drawn in by sweet nectar and visual lures. The inside of the tube is often too slippery for the insect to climb out. When the insects fall into the pool of water on the inside, the insects are digested by enzymes or bacteria. The reason these plants formed this method of seeking nutrition is because their native soils lack minerals or are very acidic, and this method enables the plants to compensate by getting nutrients from insects. This is a fascinating plant that can be grown at home.

Scientific name: Nepenthes hookeriana
Common name: Pitcher plant, Monkey cups

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants able to use their tube-shaped leaves to trap and digest insects. The insects are drawn in by sweet nectar and visual lures. The inside of the tube is often too slippery for the insect to climb out. When the insects fall into the pool of water on the inside, the insects are digested by enzymes or bacteria. The reason these plants formed this method of seeking nutrition is because their native soils lack minerals or are very acidic, and this method enables the plants to compensate by getting nutrients from insects. This is a fascinating plant that can be grown at home.

Light: Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water: Water before soil feels dry to the touch. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Prefer distilled water, deionized water or rainwater. Water level indicator - refer to "Plantplus Care" Plantplus
Fertiliser: Not necessary for carnivorous plant.

Pot model: HG-0815
Pot type: Plastic pot and liner with self-watering indicator system
Pot size: Ø15cm x H13cm

Plant size: Vary in sizes

* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.

Tips:

Watering your plant is very much a cause and effect event. If your plant is looking good - green, shiny and healthy looking - then you are doing the right things. If it is wilting, yellow or spotted, not much new growth, you need to review your watering habits and make adjustments.

Improper watering is the main cause of death with indoor houseplants. Usually this would be from overwatering. Overwatering is usually caused by watering your houseplants too often; not by the amount of water given but the frequency of times in watering your plants.

The amount and interval of watering for each plant is different and depends on a variety of factors. These include the type of plant, the pot size, the soil and growing medium, the light intensity, the weather and the micro environment condition, the amount of foliage and the overall health of the plant.

The general rule of thumb is that you should only water a houseplant if the top of the soil feels dry. Water deeply, thoroughly and infrequently!

Care of Plantplus:

Plantplus care

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