This species is known for its short, tubby pitchers, with wide, scalloped red peristomes. There are several forms of this species, but ours has solid red pitchers as it matures. Plants can remain compact for many seasons before reaching maturity.
Grow Nepenthes ventricosa in a south or west window, keeping the soil moist at all times. N. ventricosa loves bright, indirect light.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped in a 3-inch pot. All plants were propagated via tissue culture and are well-established. Last photo is representative of small plants in 3-inch pots for sale.
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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Native to the mountainous rainforests of the Philippines.
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.