This is a very common plant often sold at garden centers, and it's often a person's first plant into the wonderfully addictive world of Nepenthes. This plant is very easy to grow that I sometimes tell customers that if they kill this plant, they should look for a new hobby.
Many garden centers mistakenly label this plant as Nepenthes alata. However, it's not a true species; it's a hybrid with Nepenthes ventricosa. The plant has smooth red pitchers and durable green leaves. In the home, it will vine very quickly and cover a windowsill.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants were propagated via tissue culture and are well-established.
The last photo is representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.
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Parent plants are native to the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.
Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 6 inches.
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
75° - 85°F.
60° - 70°F.