Nepenthes Ventricosa Red - An Intermediate Pitcher Plant that grows really well in a wide range of temperatures including warm/hot climates. Perfect for sunny window sills. The pitchers are round with a slight pinch around the waist and turn deep red if ample sun is provided.
Mature pitchers are tubby and get quite large. Great for beginners & a must have in any nepenthes collection.
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Basic Nepenthes Grow Guide :
Lighting : Place your new nepenthes somewhere which receives at least 3 hours of direct sun. Nepenthes Ventricosa Red can be grown in a greenhouse, windowsill, terrarium or grow tent. It will thrive outdoors with 50% shade or a location which receives morning and evening sun.
Watering : Use reverse osmosis, distilled or purified water. Be sure to keep the soil moist at all times, a typical 6-8 inch hanging basket usually needs water twice a week. For faster growth you can use Maxsea Fertilizer diluted to 50% strength once a month. On your next watering, Flush the soil with fresh water to ensure excess salts do not accumulate.
Temperature : The optimal daytime temperature should be in the 70's or 80's with a 10-20 degree drop during nights. These can become acclimated to slightly warmer or cooler temperatures with age or optimal humidity levels to support varience in temperatures.
Soil : Everyone has their own "perfect blend" but for most varieties we use a blend of chopped new zealand long fiber sphagnum, canadian peat moss, coco coir, horticultural sand and perlite. This mix is then topped with sphagnum blended with canadian peat & coir. Live sphagnum if possible.
multiple pitchers healthy on arrival. great starter size definitely better than expected. very healthy even though they traveled across the country in colder weather.