The Nepenthes hookeriana develops like a perennial herb. The ramifications of these plants tend to develop downwards. This plant in the winter assumes a red colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 75 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Exposure Nepenthes hookeriana
Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. The Nepenthes hookeriana needs a minimum temperature superior to 15°C, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside.A large part of the carnivorous plants can stand the cold weather, and should be located outside. The original species of the hot areas are grown instead as apartment plants.
Watering Nepenthes hookeriana
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . Carnivorous plants are diffused in the marsh or in the alpine woodland areas; the cultivation soil must be kept prevalently moist. Usually the vases are placed in containers with at least 4-5cm of demineralised water.
Treatments Nepenthes hookeriana
Carnivorous plants defend themselves from the most common parasites, which in general don’t attack them; when repotting it might be necessary to treat the soil with a fungicide or against radical putrefaction.
Soil Nepenthes hookeriana
Notes - Nepenthes hookeriana
The quite contained development of these plants enables us to cultivate them in a vase. The Nepenthes hookeriana needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a lower PH level than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.