Hybrid Pitcher Plant, Insectivorous Plants

Regular price Rs. 1,499.00
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Hybrid Pitcher Plant, Insectivorous Plants

Hybrid Pitcher Plant, Insectivorous Plants

Regular price Rs. 1,499.00
Sale price Rs. 1,499.00 Regular price Rs. 5,000.00
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Know Your Plant

Nepenthes rafflesiana or viking, also known as the hybrid Pitcher Plant, is a species of tropical pitcher plant native to northeastern India, specifically the Hills in the state of Meghalaya. It is a carnivorous plant, known for its distinctive pitcher-shaped traps that are used to capture and digest insects and other small prey.

Feature Of Plant:

  1. Pitchers: The most striking feature of Nepenthes rafflesiana is its pitcher-shaped traps, which are modified leaves. These pitchers are typically green with red or purple markings, and they have a lid (operculum) that helps to keep rainwater out and prevent the trap from overflowing. Inside the pitchers, there are glands that produce nectar to attract prey. Once an insect lands on the slippery rim of the pitcher and falls into the fluid-filled chamber below, it becomes trapped and eventually digested by enzymes produced by the plant.

  2. Vining Growth Habit: Nepenthes  rafflesiana a climbing or vining plant, using tendrils to attach itself to nearby support structures such as trees or shrubs. In cultivation, it can be trained to climb up trellises or allowed to trail over the edges of containers.

  3. Leaves: In addition to the pitcher traps, Nepenthes also produces regular foliage in the form of lanceolate leaves. These leaves can vary in size but are typically green and non-carnivorous, serving the plant's photosynthetic needs.

  4. Habitat: Nepenthes is native to humid, montane forests in the  Hills of northeastern India, where it grows in rocky, moss-covered habitats. It thrives in warm temperatures and high humidity levels.

  5. Cultivation: In cultivation, Nepenthes requires conditions similar to its natural habitat, including bright, indirect light, high humidity, and consistently moist but well-draining soil. It can be grown indoors in a terrarium or greenhouse or outdoors in tropical or subtropical climates.

  6. Propagation: Nepenthes or Insectivorous plants can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. Cuttings taken from the growing tips of the plant can be rooted in a moist, sterile medium such as sphagnum moss or perlite.

Plant Care :

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light for Nepenthes . It thrives in conditions similar to those found in its native habitat, where it receives filtered sunlight through the canopy of trees. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the delicate pitchers.

  2. Temperature: Nepenthes  prefers warm temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. It can tolerate a slight drop in temperature at night, but avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as it is sensitive to cold.

  3. Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels for Nepenthesis ,ideally between 50% to 70%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles, using a room humidifier, or grouping it with other plants to create a microclimate.

  4. Watering: Nepenthes  prefers consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Use distilled or rainwater to water the plant, as it is sensitive to the minerals found in tap water. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as it can stress the plant.

  5. Soil: Plant Nepenthes in a well-draining, acidic soil mix. A mixture of sphagnum moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Avoid using regular potting soil, as it can retain too much moisture and lead to root rot.

  6. Feeding: Nepenthes is a carnivorous plant and obtains nutrients from the insects and other small prey it captures in its pitcher traps. However, you can supplement its diet by feeding it occasionally with small insects, such as fruit flies or pinhead crickets. Avoid feeding it with fertilizer, as this can harm the delicate pitcher traps.

  7. Support: Nepenthes is a climbing or vining plant and may benefit from a support structure such as a trellis or moss pole. This will allow it to climb and display its pitchers more effectively.

  8. Pruning: Trim any dead or dying pitchers or leaves to maintain the plant's overall health and appearance. Nepenthes  produces new pitchers continuously, so regular pruning may not be necessary unless the plant becomes overgrown.

Processing Time: We take 2 day to make the plant ready for journey. Before packing we give them fertilizer and fungicide for best results.

Pot Size     :   4 Inch Black Plastic Basic Nursery Pot.
Plant Size  :   4 Inch To 7 Inch plant.
Shipping & Return

Shipping cost is Flat, which means for order value upto 200 Rs. we charge only 35 rs. All orders above 200 Rs comes under free delivery services. No shipping charge will be taken from customer. This offer is for short duration only.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. Items can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Such an exotic plant! Loved it

Vijay Yelmalle
Nice experience

Received plant in healthy condition. Size of plant was also very good. Only problem was there were no instructions and no one to talk to about taking care of the plant.

Sindhu Nair
Plants love

I love the plants they cane in great packaging and everything was secure. No plants were damaged. Highly recommend Buds N Blush

Debapriya Sarkar
Healthy plant, wonderfully packed

A very healthy plant was delivered and the packaging was wonderful. Hope it survives!🤞

5 Stars are for both product & promise.

Plant, Pot & packing are perfect. Now the onus to keep it healthy and beautiful is on the new parents.