Nepenthes Alata Carnivorous Monkey Jars Fly Trap Plant 40 cm
Nepenthes Alata is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines. Like all pitcher plants, it is carnivorous and uses its nectar to attract insects that drown in the pitcher and are digested by the plant.
By the way, if you’re looking for a great beginner’s Nepenthes, this is one of the heartiest, most forgiving species you could start with.
Light: Bright indirect indoors, I love being where it is light, but where I'am not in direct sunlight.
Watering: You probably already know that I hate it when my roots are dry. I’m happiest when you keep my roots damp by adding small amounts of water. Normally, I’ll be quite happy if you water me with a watering can twice a week when I am indoors. But that really depends on the situation. Watering me twice a week might be just too much or just not enough. So make sure to check that my soil is always damp. If it is a little dry, I would love another sip of water!
I love to shower: To water me, just put me in the sink. Or even better: give me a shower! I’m used to tropical rainforests, remember? And a shower means no water on your nice carpet…
Temperature: I’m quite comfortable at temperatures between 16 and 24 degrees. Easy, right?
Humidity: medium to high. Use a plant sprayer to keep me humid. If you want to pamper me like I’m in a wellness resort, then use a plant sprayer on me each day to keep my leaves humid or buy me a humidifier that way, I will feel like I am back home in the jungle!
Location: greenhouse, terrarium, windowsill, bathroom
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Toxicity: Pitcher plants are not known to be poisonous to cats. ... As with any plants, you do want to avoid allowing your cat to eat these plants as they can cause tummy upset. However, no major side effects or lasting effects have been noted involving felines and pitcher plants.
Origin : You find these plants growing in different environments, such as the Philippines highlands.
This plant is supplied in nursery plastic hanging pot: ϕ-14cm x h-10cm