Carnivorous Plants/Plant care


Hello and good morning,
About a month ago I bought a nepenthes alata and a nepenthes hookeriana and they arenīt doing s well. I think i don't know the proper care and requirements that this plants need and thatīs why im asking for your help.
what are the requirements of N. alata and N. hookeriana?
Thank you, have a good day!

Hi Louis,

Here's a link to our Nepenthes care page:

Since you are in Mexico (I'm not sure where, however), you may be able to have these plants outside.  If you are in an area with more humidity and rainfall they will do well outdoors with a small amount of shading such as from a small tree, or in an Eastern exposure shaded in the afternoon.

I also recommend this site which has some of the best Nepenthes growers in the world:

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest  

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