Nepenthes lowii x ventricosa red


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Parents from tropical Malaysian, Intermediate
Zones: 11-12 (10-13)

Nepenthes lowii x ventricosa red, is a striking red hybrid with wide flaring mouths on mature pitchers. The bold burgundy and black peristome is stunning. It is a slow grower, but is highly prized for its ease, color and size. It has thick leaves and pitchers. It is a Intermediate cross, and has a wide temperature range from temperate to tropical, 50°- 100°F (10°- 40C). It has stout, bulbous dark red pitchers. In cultivation is does well in moderately bright indirect light. Reduce watering in winter. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It is excellent in the terrarium, and shaded greenhouse.

Plants are shipped in 2.5" pots. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 14+"
Plant Type: Tropical, Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Soil Mix
Light: Medium Bright indirect indoors, filtered to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in a terrarium or shaded greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Sweet little Nepenthes is already settling in.

Elizabeth OShea
This one's going to be an eyecatcher!

While the plant did arrive smaller than expected (I thought it would have at least 1 pitcher already) but that set aside, It's doing pretty well once I placed into a black, hard plastic pot. Within 4 months it has already produced 3 new leaves. Granted the pot is a little bigger than I would have liked, but this little guy will grow into it for sure. Tips: definitely have a small desk humidifier near it, also bright indirect light & a room of at least room temperature or higher. Malaysia has a tropical climate, so re-creating it's habitat is key (This goes for any happy plant).


Came as expected and healthy. It’s a bit smaller than I thought

Sad panda
Shipment may have stressed

3 pods are starting to grow and one new leaf but It looks like one died.
No fully grown pitchers yet.
The packing for this was way better then some of the shipments in the past. I will continue to nurse as it works to mature.
Thank you!

Brian McCullough

Nepenthes lowii x ventricosa red

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