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Nepenthes 'Rokko' x (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)' is a hybrid pitcher plant that combines the characteristics of various Nepenthes species. This carnivorous plant is known for its attractive pitcher traps and is well-suited for a terrarium environment. Here's a care sheet to help you cultivate this Nepenthes hybrid successfully:

Light: Place Nepenthes 'Rokko x (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)' in a terrarium with bright, filtered light. Provide access to natural sunlight or use artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights or LED grow lights. Aim for 12-16 hours of light per day, adjusting the intensity to prevent leaf burn.

Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. This hybrid appreciates warmth, mimicking the conditions of its tropical origin.

Humidity: Keep the terrarium humidity high, around 50-70% or more. Nepenthes species thrive in humid environments. Use a humidity gauge to monitor levels and consider misting the terrarium if needed.

Substrate: Plant Nepenthes 'Rokko x (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)' in a well-draining, acidic substrate. A mix of sphagnum moss, perlite, and orchid bark or a specialized carnivorous plant mix works well. Ensure the substrate remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Water: Water the plant with purified water, such as distilled or rainwater. Nepenthes are sensitive to minerals, so avoid tap water. Keep the substrate consistently moist, and maintain a shallow tray of water at the bottom of the terrarium to enhance humidity.

Feeding: Nepenthes are carnivorous plants that capture insects for nutrients. Allow the plant to catch its prey naturally in a terrarium setting. If insect availability is limited, you may supplement its diet with occasional feeding of small insects like fruit flies or pinhead crickets.

Maintenance:

  • Regularly remove dead or senescent pitchers to encourage the development of new traps.
  • Monitor for pests, such as spider mites or aphids. Remove pests manually or use insecticidal soap if necessary.

Terrarium Placement: Position Nepenthes 'Rokko x (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)' in a location with bright, filtered light within the terrarium. Allow space for the plant to produce its unique pitcher traps. The hybrid nature of this Nepenthes brings a diverse range of pitcher shapes and sizes, adding visual interest to the terrarium.

By following these care instructions, you can create an optimal environment for Nepenthes 'Rokko x (ventricosa x sibuyanensis)' in your terrarium, providing the conditions necessary for its growth and the development of its distinctive pitcher traps. Enjoy the beauty and carnivorous nature of this intriguing hybrid Nepenthes.

Nepenthes 'Rokko'

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