Nepenthes ventricosa

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Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Philippine Highlands
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)

Nepenthes ventricosa is a medium size, robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with pretty red pitchers with wide openings and a pretty pink scalloped peristome (collar). The lower traps are tubby, rounded and grow low to the ground. They have a narrow waist and no wings. The lid is wide and red. Upper pitchers are smaller and yellow green. N. ventricosa is quite adaptable, and common throughout the Philippines, growing in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is heat and cold tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good  Nepenthes for beginners.

Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species and not the specific Nepenthes ventricosa for sale.

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Tropical, Intermediate to Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom, window sill, terrarium, or greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Brianne Peery

Plant arrived super quick and well packaged! It’s in great condition and very healthy. I could not be happier and I’m so excited to watch it grow!

Dylan Rasmussen
Nepenthes ventricosa

Happy and healthy little plant came in with a few pitchers. The small size really is small, I would have opted for the medium if I had known.

Jessica Kidwell
Napenthes Ventricosa

Well packaged and healthy plant! The plant I was sent sent was quite robust in growth. It was a little leggy, but has quite a few pitchers as well as a new growth point that is also growing pitchers!

Gorgeous Nepenthes ventricosa

Carnivorous Plant Nursery sends me such beautiful nepenthes! They are totally enabling my obsession with these plants. Buying such healthy plants just makes me want more. Beautifully packaged, very healthy, I highly recommend picking one up for yourself

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