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TROPICAL PITCHER PLANT: Nepenthes Bloody Mary

  • R340.00 ZAR


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  • This exotic beauty from Borneo, has been designed to keep long lasting pitchers - Nepenthes Bloody mary is a compact plant with bright red pitchers, which can grow up to 10 cm long and stay in shape almost all year round if kept warm
  • Being a very hardy hybrid (N. Ventricosa x Ampullaria), nepenthes Bloody Mary is an easy growing plant recommended for those ready to advance to the next level
  • Bloody Mary adapts easily to a wide range of South African conditions and will prefer a slightly warmer spot especially during cold winters
  • Similar to other carnivorous plants, nepenthes grow in a special type of soil low in nutrients and instead collect their nitrogen in hanging, slippery vase-shaped cups that include its own digestive juice
  • Tropical pitcher plants entice both flying and crawling insects with an intoxicating fragrance, bright colour and sweet nectar
  • Perfect for a sheltered spot outdoors or sunny windowsill with bright diffused light
  • Cultivo is all about choices and our plants are available in various sizes to suit your every need.  Plants are measured across (Leafspan = leaf tip to leaf tip, without tendrils and pitchers) and are sold either bareroot or already potted in our deluxe carnivorous plant soil, ready for action during the upcoming growing season 
  • Winter dormancy:
    • During the autumn and winter months, growth in tropical pitcher plants slows considerably and pitchers will die off
    • Active growth in the form of new leaves and development of pitchers (sizes as indicated) are expected during spring and summer
    • Should you be unfamiliar with this plant species, head over to our FAQ section for more information on what to expect when ordering from us during the colder months >> Carnivorous plants and winter dormancy:  What to expect

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            • In Nepenthes world, the shape and colours of pitchers and leaves are determined by the characteristics of the various species
            • Pitcher sizes are also highly variable across species and may not be present at the time of shipment, therefor we measure the actual size of the plant to determine the size of the plants we offer
            • Tropical pitcher plants are measured across the leafspan (from leaf tip to leaf tip of the largest two leaves, not including the tendrils and pitchers) as seen in the image below
            Nepenthes sizes we offer are determined by the leafspan

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                • Special considerations and growing conditions:
                  • Grown as an intermediate lowlander, this plant is recommended for the carnivorous plant enthusiast ready for the next level
                  • Nepenthes Bloody Mary will enjoy a little more humidity with average temperatures between 18-32°C, especially during winter time

                   

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