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Native Exotics News, Inventory Update and Exotica Plants Coming Soon!

Native Exotics News

Native Exotics News, Inventory Update and Exotica Plants Coming Soon!

Native Exotics News

Well spring is here! For all of us who have had to deal with the cold weather, we now have a reprieve. We can now resume what we love, that is, grow plants!

Here at Native Exotics we have been propagating all winter and importing plants from all over the world to bring you a wide selection of carnivorous plants to add to your collection. Here are a few of the upcoming opportunities:

  • Over 1,000 Nepenthes from Borneo Exotics will be arriving the week of April 10th. It will be a potting extravaganza and we will post pictures of the process and keep everyone updated on their release. We will likely offer a early release and reservation option for the plants as well.
  • We will receive both the Exotica Plants group order around the first week of May, as well as a large order of plants we will be offering you on our website! There will be a large selection of Nepenthes truncata of different seed grown batches likely in June, as well as many other plants.
  • Our staff has been working hard at bringing new items out of our lab.
    • Nepenthes argentii, Nepenthes veitchii (Maliau Basin form), N. jamban, N. ramispina, N. bellii, N. pitopangii, N. villosa, N. ‘new species’, N. chaniana and many more.
  • At the end of this month (April) we will be having a large inventory update. There will be many one offs and some new items as well. This will be exciting!
  • We will be placing a large order with Andreas Wistuba in June or Jully with many Heliaphora and Nepenthes. These will be available on our website in the fall of 2017.

Stay tuned and feel free to send us any questions or requests to [email protected]

 

We Are Heading to the Boston Flower Show!

Boston Flower Show

We Are Heading to the Boston Flower Show!

We are heading to the Boston Flower Show at the Seaport World Trade Center! Lot’s of carnivorous plants for sale. Hope to see you there!

Who’s coming to visit us at the 2017#bostonflowershow? We will have 100’s of beautiful#carnivorousplant glass terrariums for sale as well as many other #pitcherplants and#carnivorousplants to offer you! Come see us in booth 415 from Wednesday March 22nd until March 26th!

This event is a lot of fun. This will be our second year attending the show, so many plants and educational venues. Our booth with have large vigorous Venus Fly Traps, Sarracenia, Drosera (sundews), Nepenthes and even some rare items!

In addition to our booth, there will be the NECPS (New England Carnivorous Plant Society) attending with a large booth and display. They will offer educational exhibits and have many carnivorous plants on display.

Boston Flower Show

Some Venus Fly Trap terrariums for sale at the Boston Flower Show!

Nepenthes villosa – Toothy Beauty – Cultivation

Nepenthes villosa

Nepenthes villosa – Toothy Beauty – Cultivation

Nepenthes villosa is one of the more coveted species of tropical pitcher plants. This coveted plant is native to the highland mountain regions of Mount Kinabalu and Mount Tambuyukon in Sabah, Borneo. Found at approximately 2,300-3,200 meters in elevation it requires cool nights to do well! We have found that they appreciate a night temperature of 50° Fahrenheit. During the day temperatures never exceed 78° Fahrenheit. Furthermore, N. villosa requires a relative humidity above 75% at all times.

Due to the high elevation, growers find it difficult to replicate the growing conditions. Here is a great link to an article written by Jeff Shafer in the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter in 2003. This is a technique we also have used and modified here at the nursery with great success! It allows the grower to control the temperatures with ease and it’s inexpensive! We recommend you check out your local Craigslist for a used chest freezer. Let us know if you have any questions feel free to send them to [email protected].

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