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Nepenthes ventricosa
Nepenthes ventricosa

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Price: $19.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 36172

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General Description
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 potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants were propagated via tissue culture and are well-established. Last photo is representative of the batch for sale.

The last photo is representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
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.

Day Temperature
75° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review »

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Lovely little plant February 28, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Shipped safely and arrived in great condition even though it was midwinter.  As a bonus, there were already a couple small pitchers on the vine. I thought I'd have to wait for them to grow, but they were already grown and healthy!

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January 27, 2019
Reviewer: Rodney Brown from Lebanon, MO United States  

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Gorgeous! I'm super happy January 20, 2019
Reviewer: Ariana from Bay area, CA  
I was super happy when my little pitcher plant arrived. It was packaged super carefully and I was surprised it was so nicely grown! It's my first time ordering and I assumed it would be a tiny little baby plant a couple inches high, but it arrived with 5 fully formed pitchers, some of which were huge! The plant was a good 4 or 5 inches high in a nice, green plastic pot. I'd highly recommend this plant (it's survived me and is doing well) and this website. I've already told a couple of friends.

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January 1, 2019
Reviewer: Wayne Goodwin from Davenport, IA United States  

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December 30, 2018
Reviewer: David Eickhoff from Pearl City, HI United States  
The plant was robust. Nicely packed for shipping.

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