Nepenthes ventricosa x spectabilis

(18 reviews)

Pitchers on this hybrid are fabulously colorful with dark red mottling and a broad, striped peristome. In fact, it's one of the most ornate pitchers around! The plant also grows relatively quickly and is adaptable to many growing conditions, which makes it suitable as a houseplant. It's certainly a gem that even seasoned Nepenthes collectors won't want to pass up!

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 6-8 inches.
Sunlight: Bright filtered to partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite only.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day; 55°-70°F during the night. Always protect from frost.

• Established rooted cutting, which may produce lower or upper pitchers.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

The first photo is descriptive of the mother plant in our collection. The last photo shows established cuttings ready for new homes. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

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  • 5

    Posted by JL on June 14, 2020

    Larger than expected; came with pitchers forming. Impeccable packaging for shipping.

  • 5
    Excellent plant!

    Posted by Graham on May 31, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful plant. The pitchers are amazing!

  • 5

    Posted by Matt Moore on May 20, 2020

    Great care went into packaging this little gem. The colors are great and it appears to have come from extremely healthy stock. I will certainly purchase from this company again!

  • 5

    Posted by Gwendolyn on May 20, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Ivy Levin on May 17, 2020

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Lexx on May 17, 2020

    I love ordering from Sarracenia NW! Their plants are always in such good shape when they arrive and grow like weeds on my windowsill. Will definitely order from them again.

  • 5

    Posted by Steven Kazmierczak on May 11, 2020

  • 5
    love the spots

    Posted by Nicole de Recat on February 8, 2020

    it just keeps growing and the pitchers are huge and lovely

  • 5
    Amateur grower in Texas.

    Posted by Amateur grower in Texas. on October 14, 2019

    Well, after I ran into the Sarracenia Northwest- YouTube channel and I really wanted to grown the Carnivorous plants. I had order few of the plants from Sarracenia Northwest nursery to started. The plants arrived alive , well packed and the plants were in excellent condition. So far, here in Texas the weather still warm and the plants are putting out more pitchers- I couldn’t be any more happy than that to see my plants are doing so well! Thank you for being excellency growers!

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on September 15, 2019

  • 5
    Extremely Happy With This Plant

    Posted by Brian Haley on August 11, 2019

    I received this plant a month ago and it was larger than I had anticipated. It was the most carefully packaged plant I had purchased online. The plant itself never missed a beat, it continued to develop pitchers, even the one that it had started before it was shipped. The plant is doing great on a South facing window in Pennsylvania, temperatures hitting 90 degrees at times around the plant, lows in the 70's and it's a real trooper. Could not be happier and will purchase from these guys again!

  • 5
    Nice plant, quick delivery!

    Posted by Ricardo de Ycaza on June 24, 2019

    As usual, SNW delivers great quality plants. Plant arrived quickly and in great shape. Considerable sized cutting with two growth points. Immediately began producing new leaves and pitchers. I will always be a faithful customer of SNW.