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Insectivorous - Nepenthes

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Approx size: potted in 110mm pot

Description: Sarracenia, and nepenthes are insectivorous plants, meaning they absorb nutrients from insects. Flying insects are attracted to their sweet nectar and get trapped in their pitcher-shaped or clam-shaped leaves. 

Light Requirements: Most carnivorous plants are temperate as opposed to tropical plants, so need a cool spot in winter in order to rest – otherwise they will become exhausted and die. As they go dormant, some plants may die back (and the traps on a Venus fly trap may turn black and die). Place in a cool, unheated room or cool greenhouse – around 7°C is ideal – and keep the compost just moist.

Water Requirements: Water carnivorous plants with rain water, Tap water can harm carnivorous plants. Use distilled or filtered water, water from a boiled kettle that has been left to cool or, ideally, rainwater.

Please note: 

You will receive the same or similar plant as shown in the picture and colours of plants can change according to the season or time of day. Size's can also vary after drying + packing so may appear a little different than from the photo shown. 

How to care - click here