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Tropical pitcher plant 'Nepenthes gracilis'

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Specifications
Nepenthes gracilis

Nepenthes gracilis is a lowland pitcher plant found in the wild throughout south-east Asia. Some specimens produce lime green, somewhat elongated pitchers. Others have pitchers with bright red or dark red flecks. The edges of the pitchers are thinner than those of other members of the Nepthenes family but this is not the only thing that makes this plant unique. To catch insects, it uses drops of rainwater. The plant attracts insects to the underside of the pitcher lid, where they remain secure until they are washed away. A drop of rain makes the insects lose their grip and fall into the pitcher.

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Price: € 10.03
Nepenthes gracilis
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
botanical

Product info

Nepenthes gracilis has pitchers of different colours – from totally green to a combination of dark green with red patches. This plant can reach a height of several metres if given plenty of space or allowed to climb. The specimen available for purchase is a pure botanical variety as found in the wild. When it flowers, Nepenthes gracilis produces clusters of yellowish brown blooms and is capable of flowering throughout the year.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
10-15 cm
10-15 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
Yellow/brown
yellow/brown
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
10°C
10°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Botanical
botanical
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
100-1500,
100-1500,
 

Plant care

As with other Nepenthes species, Nepenthes gracilis requires a great deal of light, but must be kept away from direct sunlight. It should be given rainwater or distilled water regularly and sprayed with water at regular intervals so the pitchers continue to contain liquid. The medium and pot must allow effective drainage. In addition to generous amounts of water, Nepenthes gracilis requires a high level of humidity. The best temperature to cultivate this species is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius, certainly no lower than 10 degrees Celsius or higher than 30 degrees. The best growing medium is neutral to slightly acidic peat.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
20°C
20°C
Night temperature:
10°C
10°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-40cm
10-40cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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