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Big pot: Nepenthes x “Pink Lipstick”

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Description

Big pot: Nepenthes x “Pink Lipstick” is the sister of Nepenthes x ‘Big Bang’. It is seedling number 1, selected and clonally propagated by our lab, resulting from a cross of Nepenthes (ampullaria x ampullaria red stripe) x ampullaria black miracle. A strange and fascinating plant. It has a very slow initial phase, with bronzed leaves that are slightly curled at the edges. They give the impression of being almost dry. The ascidium is a deep bronze-green collor, with a slight reddish tint to the peristome. The onset of upright growth corresponds with the production of markedly green leaves and bronze-green ascidia with a deep pink peristome. Standard form tendril.
This clone is the fruit of many years of work since the first in vitro sowing. It will be kept in our catalogues for the next few years because of the beauty for which it was selected. For these reasons, the necessary documentation for its registration under this name has begun and will be completed and sent shortly.

Origin:
Horticultural hybrid

Description:

  • Climate: tropical
  • Life-cycle: perennial (no dormancy)
  • Shape: semi-climbing
  • Leaves: dark green tending to red
  • Trap: bronze green
  • Operculum: small, yellow
  • Peristome: dark red
  • Shipment in large round pot (11.5×13)

Additional info:
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Scope of delivery

  • Vigorous plants, repotted in the current season, in high-quality soil
  • Black pot made of recycled plastic (large round pot 11.5×13 cm)
  • Care guides
  • Free access to our plant doctor care service

Care instructions

How we grow Nepenthes?
In-vitro plants are acclimated in a Grow Chamber with controlled temperatures and humidity. This indoor setup ensure an easy adaptation to extra-vitro condition, guaranteeing the best conditions for plants in this delicate stage. All plants available at the Diflora shop have been acclimatized for at least 3 months. After this first phase plants are grown indoors at a temperature of 20°C and a photoperiod of 16 hours. Nepenthes are placed under 4000/5000 lux produced by LED lights with a colour temperature of 6400K. As with the most of carnivorous plant we use distilled water (produced by a reverse osmotic system) or rain water.

Lighting:
For all Nepenthes it is ideal to place them in a shady area (veranda, porch, under large trees, etc…) or using shade cloths. If the humidity is high enough, direct sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon hours will not be a problem.

Watering:
Nepenthes poorly tolerates water stagnation, so the soil should always be moist, but never soaked with water.
In summer when temperatures are extreme it is possible to leave 1-2 cm of water in the saucer until it is absorbed. This is because evaporation is usually fast enough to prevent any stagnation. Only use distilled water. Alternatively, all waters with an extremely low mineral salt content are suitable. For example rainwater or all condensation water (air conditioner, dehumidifier). It’s important that the conductivity measures below 50 micro-Siemens.

Substrate:
While 50% peat and 50% perlite is fine as a general substrate, we recommend the Nepenthes substrate we have developed and tested for optimal growth of this genus, composed of a mixture of peat, perlite and bark.

Seasonally and temperature:
Nepenthes do not go into vegetative rest! As tropical plants they vegetate all year round but only under constant conditions.
The solutions for more or less constant conditions all year round are different depending on the type of habitat they belong to, i.e. whether Nepenthes are lowland, intermediate or highland.
This plant belongs to the Nepenthes lowland, so ideally you should have a terrarium or growbox with stable conditions all winter long as many of these Nepenthes (especially the ultra lowland, i.e. the more “delicate” ones) start to show signs of suffering already around 18-20°C. However, it is possible to “overwinter” them indoors as long as they are placed in a well-lit room where temperatures are not prohibitive for them or in a double window under the same conditions.

Additional info:
For more cultivation information visit our care guides or use our plant care support by writing to ilpigliamosche@diflora.it

Source

Diflora has begun the propagation of this Drosera using seeds germinated in vitro in our laboratory. This specimen was chosen for its uniqueness in terms of shape and color, resulting in a distinctive product in the market.

Trapping technique

To attract prey Nepenthes releases sweet substances on the edge of the pitcher. This essence attracts insects and they fall on the inside of the trap. Inside of it there is an acid liquid full of digestive enzymes. Escape from the pitcher is almost impossible. The inside has smooth walls and some species have hairs facing down that stop preys.

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