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Nepenthes alata /Pitcher Plant

Nepenthes alata  / Nepenthes alata
Hanging exotic "pitchers" and foliage
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Hanging exotic "pitchers" and foliage

Long pitcher flowers

Makes an excellent tub specimen

Many hanging "pitchers"

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Scientific Name: Nepenthes alata
Common Name: Pitcher Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Nepenthes alata is a wide ranging species and has many varied color patterns, shapes, sizes and forms. This climbing tropical, carnivorous plant produces hanging pitchers that capture insects which arre used for the plant's nutrtion. Pitcher plants are most often grown in hanging baskets.