Nepenthes x ventrata


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Parents from mossy forests of the Philippine highlands
Zones: 8-11 (6-12)

Nepenthes x ventrata, is a medium size, robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with good sized, 8" red pitchers. Traps are red and almost cylindrical in the upper half, and long and rounded with sometimes green with red tint, in the lower half. There are no wings along the ant trail. The lid is moderately thick and usually red, but can be green. It is heat 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.

Note: This clone is popular and sometimes distributed as N. alata, but is more likely a complex hybrid: N. alata x (ventricosa x alata). It is sometimes called the "Deroose alata," named for the Deroose Nursery, Netherlands.

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: Tropical, Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright but indirect
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in the greenhouse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Barry Sullivan
Beautifully Devine

Plants came packaged great no problems there, also delivered quickly. Upon opening the contents and seeing 2 gorgeous Nepenthes I was excited. They came healthy and some had already produced pitchers which were an added bonus. I’ll be buying all my carnivores plants from this wonderful nursery.


Plant was really nice and healthy had 4 pitchers and am excited to begin my journey!


Healthy upon arrival and has been growing very well


Packaged very well healthy plant


Absolutely gorgeous, completely pest free .. I ordered two and they were in transit for five days in the middle of a heat wave… and they are extremely healthy .. I will be a continuous customer… I’m extremely happy with my plants and I can’t explain just how attractive this plant is !!!

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed