Nepenthes ventricosa, RED

(60 reviews)

This species is known for its short, tubby red pitchers with wide, scalloped red lips or peristomes. Plants can remain compact for many seasons before reaching maturity with pitchers approaching 6 inches. It loves bright, filtered light, so grow it in a sunny windowsill.

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Pitcher Size: Up to 6 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
    Nepenthes is growing well. Has made numerous leaves n pitchers.

    Posted by Laura Hopkins on May 8, 2022

    Love it

  • 5

    Posted by Brett Jacoby on December 31, 2020

    Arrived in excellent condition. Has new pitchers forming now. Another great purchase.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Phillip Puett on December 27, 2020

    Great packaging, great plant. It came with 2 pitchers and is now growing 2 more.

  • 4

    Posted by Bruce Reed on December 11, 2020

    Plant arrived in great shape.

  • 5

    Posted by Susan Wysling on November 22, 2020

    I love these plants. I can’t say enough how well packed they come and healthy plants.

  • 5
    Nepenthes ventricosa

    Posted by Mike Vincent on November 19, 2020

    I ordered a nepenthes ventricosa and it arrived in great shape due to spectacular packing. I have had it about a month and it's put out a new leaf and is growing 2 new pitchers. Very happy with all the plants I've received from you guys. You're my first stop when shopping for plants online. Almost my whole carnivorous collection came from your nursery, thank you

  • 4
    Nice little plant

    Posted by caitlin hayes on October 7, 2020

    I really like my plant. Shipping was fast and great. Plant was healthy when it arrived and has remained so.

  • 5
    Picture plant

    Posted by Linda miron on October 7, 2020

    5 stars

  • 5
    Picture 3

    Posted by Linda miron on September 23, 2020

    I am very pleased with your service and your plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon Cain on September 21, 2020

    The pitcher plant has grown exponentially. And it already has three new pitchers since arriving.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim on September 8, 2020

    I NEVER write reviews but I made an exception for my experience with this company. I ordered a Nepenthes Ventricosa and it can on time and in perfect condition! Inside were instructions on how to care for my plant and what to expect. It's been about a month now and my plant is doing great! If I was ever curious about any other species or info, I just watch one of their many you tube videos. You can tell these two gentleman have a real passion for carnivorous plants. Thanks to everyone at Sarracenia! I will most definitely be purchasing again from you in the future!

  • 5
    Very satisfied!

    Posted by Gal Lumbroso on September 6, 2020

    Plant arrived in great condition. I ordered a small one and it was growing new leaves and pitchers within a couple of weeks.