Thanks to its Nepenthes spectabilis parentage, the traps on this plant are among the most ornate in our collection! It's also very fast-growing. Thanks to N. ventricosa, it produces pitchers almost non-stop! Pitchers are fabulously colorful with dark red mottling and a broad, striped peristome. A gem that even seasoned Nepenthes collector's won't want to pass up!
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings that were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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 6-8 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.