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 25 reviews
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

Andrew Lynford
Love this plant. :)

I was skeptical about Nepenthes, mostly because I have the black thumb of Death when it comes to growing plants. However, this Lady Luck Nepenthes is one of my favorite terrarium plants. It was small when it arrived, but it has doubled in size and went from 1 to 4+ pitchers in a few months. I decided to read all the material and follow the instructions on the Carnivorous Plant Nursery website and they have proven quite effective. This plant lives in my terrarium in the following conditions: RH = 85%, LED Light schedule = 14hrs/day, and is watered using Reverse Osmosis water. I keep the soil moist and just started to feed the pitchers rehydrated bloodworms maybe every 2-3 weeks. I would highly recommend this plant. It's fun and grows well for a newly carnivorous plant hobbyist like myself.


My pitcher plants,Venus fly trap,American pitcher plant all came and looked fantastic they where all healthy came in quick and looked very pretty

Pablo Perez
Best Starter

Bloody Mary is a great hardy and beautiful beginner Nepenthes. The best trait is it produces many basal shoots and the Nepenthes looks much more filled out.

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