The Ventricosa pitcher plant is low-growing, compact, and vining. The pitchers can range in color from white to red with red variegation.
Average mature height: 4-6 feet
Cold hardiness: The Ventricosa is more forgiving and adaptable to varied growing conditions than most other highland Nepenthes. Ideal temperatures range between 80 to 90 degrees during the day and 55 degrees at night.
Light: Bright, diffused light
Soil: Moist, but well-drained soil, like Spaghnum moss (Try ours here), Canadian peat moss, or peat/perlite mix.
GOOD TO KNOW
Dead/shriveled pitchers? Nepenthes pitcher plants may or may not have pitchers at the time of shipping, but are mature enough that they will soon grow new ones. If you receive a pitcher plant with dead/shriveled pitchers, this will not impact the health of the plant; just clip the old pitchers wth sterile scissors to make room for new ones to grow. By purchasing this item, the purchaser understands that the item is guaranteed alive upon delivery but not necessarily to thrive.
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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