Nepenthes ventricosa

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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.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.  Full maturity within 1-2 years.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop of 10°-15° is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Sylvia Walsingham on September 5, 2020

  • 5
    Love the pitchers

    Posted by Rosann Will on September 3, 2020

    Such a cute plant. It came with two pitchers & it's already getting two more. I'm very happy with my new plant.

  • 5

    Posted by Jermaine P Race on September 3, 2020

    My plant came in healthy and with decent pitchers. They have been with me about a month and the pitchers are still in good shape, with strong light they are turning a nice peachy orange.

  • 5
    Always wanted one!

    Posted by CAT on September 2, 2020

    I saw these in a botanical garden and became obsessed. It’s a hard to find plant for me. Especially to find one that he healthy. Arrived beautifully packaged. I’ve had it about a month and got 2 new leaves... one has unfurled completely while the other is still popping out. Had 3 adult Pitchers and I have 3 small babies growing. Can’t wait to see how big this one gets.

  • 5
    Beautiful and Fun

    Posted by Tim Sullivan on August 28, 2020

    Well packaged. Very cool unique plants. My visitors all ask to see them. Very fast service. Thanks.