Nepenthes x Lady Luck


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Parents from tropical Malaysia
Zones: 8-11 (6-12)

Nepenthes x Lady Luck, is a robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant. The pitchers are typically a deep blood red color all over. Pitchers form easily even in low light and are long lasting. The nodes (length of stem between leaves) are short, and It commonly produces numerous basal offshoots, giving it a dense growing appearance. It has a very wide temperature tolerance and does well in a window. The roots will grow entirely submerged in water. It is quite good at catching many insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It is a fast grower. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It is suitable for beginners.

This clone N. ampullaria x ventricosa, was developed by Borneo Exotics, and is sometimes called the "Bloody Mary" Nepenthes. It is an Intermediate hybrid.

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

Height: 18+"
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well on the window sill, or in the sunroom or greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews

My nepenthes arrived quickly and safely and is acclimating nicely to my kitchen. Would happily order again :)

Sara Duvoli
Beginner friendly

I'm very much a beginner to keeping carnivorous plants, and have killed quite a few specimens of all kinds in the process of learning to care for them, including species that are supposedly idiot-proof, so I've been very pleasantly surprised at how well my Lady Luck has grown! Mine puts out new leaves regularly, survived a minor spider mite infestation with no serious issues, and has even formed a basal offshoot that's doing well too. It has taken over five months for my plant to grow its first pitchers, which I've been chalking up to the dry environment; I've read that they need high humidity to grow fully formed pitchers, so I wasn't sure if mine ever would, but lo and behold, in the middle of November in New York, she decided she was ready! Super satisfying to watch them grow!


This plant came with many pitchers and is so healthy. It was packaged really well and arrived without damage. I would definitely order from here again. Thanks so much!

Shannon Crawford
Nepenthes Lady Luck

The Nepenthes Lady Luck came carefully packaged and arrived quickly. It had some dark spots. I will lose one pitcher and one leaf, but after just a couple weeks it already has new leaves and a couple new pitchers. Happy plant and it's needing a bigger home. Very happy with my purchase!

Joseph Szimakowski

Good staff and very friendly and was able to make an even trade for shipping even though I picked up and would definitely be ordering from there

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