Carnivorous plants nepenthes (nepenthes hookeriana)
Characteristics and terrain
Within the genus Nepenthes we can certainly find a large number of species whose particularity is to develop in that area of the continent between Madagascar, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The species that are part of this genus are typically tropical, which in order to develop properly must have a certain climate, namely humid and particularly hot.
Nepenthes Hookeriana is a carnivorous plant that can be defined as almost climbing, among whose main characteristics we find the considerable size of the leaves and the shape of them, traditionally lanceolate.
The cultivation of plants that are part of the Nepenthes genus is not always possible: there are some species, such as the Higland, for which special care and attention are required.
For the cultivation of Nepenthes we recommend a pot of not too high dimensions, since the roots do not develop too much, even when the development of the plant is complete.
Watering and temperatures
As for the plants belonging to the Nepenthes genus, it is advisable to water them with good constancy and regularity: the suggestion is to pour the right amount of water on the carnivorous plant at least every 3-4 days.
It is essential that the soil can be fully wet, but obviously it is equally important to wait for it to dry completely before proceeding with a new watering. It is also important to pay attention to stagnant water, trying to never leave the plant in such conditions.
Nepenthes Hookeriana is characterized by being rather delicate and suffers a lot when cultivated at temperatures that drop below 15 degrees centigrade.
After about a month from the beginning of spring, you can also choose to grow this carnivorous plant outdoors: only carnivorous plants that come from the hottest and humid places must be kept as indoor plants.
Carnivorous plants nepenthes (nepenthes hookeriana): exposure and diseases
Nepenthes plants are characterized by having a predominant preference for all semi-shaded places: it is important that the sun's rays filter only during the coolest hours of the whole day.
Carnivorous plants differ from other plants for several characteristics, among which we also find possible diseases. In fact, carnivorous plants, such as those belonging to the Nepenthes genus, have no need to protect themselves from the attack of all parasites (extremely harmful to all other plants instead) for the simple fact that, in most cases, they do not they are subject to attacks by these organizations.
Instead, the main danger for carnivorous plants can derive from root rot, which can also lead to the death of the plant: this explains why it is recommended, when repotting them, to spray the soil using a useful fungicide.