Nepenthes gracilis Potted

$ 14.99

Nepenthes  gracilis is a miniature lowland species that has always been a favorite of Peter’s ever since he grew it, in the 70’s in a warm terrarium, in his San Francisco apartment. This little species vines slowly and produces masses of narrow, two inch pitchers. Because of their need for warm temperatures and high humidity they should be grown in terrariums. These plants are from assorted clones in tissue culture, BE-4060.

Although they are the perfect Nepenthes for a warm and humid terrarium their small, thin pitchers make them very susceptible to wilt when exposed to low humidity. They should be unwrapped and put immediately into an enclosed space with high humidity.  

Care Instructions
Sun: Grow on sunny windowsills with at least three hours of direct sun, in greenhouses, or in a terrarium with fluorescent light
Water: Water with distilled or purified water frequently, do not let the pots sit in water for long periods of time but be sure to keep the potting medium moist all the time
Temperature: Daytime temperatures in the 70’s-90’s with a night time temperature drop of 10-20 degrees
Dormancy: none needed