Pitcher Plant - Nepenthes ventricosa

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Nepenthes ventricosa. Low growing, compact. Red pitchers with red variegation. Vining. Highland species from the Phillipines.
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  • Nepenthes ventricosa. Low growing, compact. Red pitchers with red variegation. Vining. Highland species from the Phillipines. Pitchers can range in color from white to red. This highland Nepenthes is more forgiving and adaptable to varied growing conditions than most other highlanders. Ideal temperatures range between 80-90F during the day and about 25 degrees cooler at night.

    Zone: 10

     

    Most of the many nepenthes are easy to grow and readily adapt to the conditions inside the home.

    There are two distinct types based on the altitude where they typically grow: Highland- above 3,000 feet or Lowland- below 3,000 feet. Some growers break these out even further. Ultra Highland- above 6,000 feet, Intermediate (straddling both High and Low), and Ultra Lowland.

    All types are tropical and should be protected from temperatures below 40F. Highland types generally prefer cooler (yet still warm) temperatures: 65F - 90F during the day and 45F - 65F at night. The Lowland types  prefer the same warm temperatures both night and day but will usually tolerate cooler nighttime temps around 60F - 70F.

    Given that most growers can?t control temperatures that precisely, one can usually achieve success since many Nepenthes are adaptable to conditions inside the typical home.


    Zone 10. Grow in loose moist, but well-drained soil. Soil may be a mix of peat, perlite, bark, and vermiculite. Grow in bright, diffused light with high humidity (60%).