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Tropical pitcher plant 'Nepenthes x ventrata'

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Nepenthes x ventrata

Nepenthes x ventrata is a natural hybrid involving two parent species: Nepenthes ventricosa, a lowland species, and Nepenthes alata, a highland species. Nepenthes x ventrata is extremely popular, not least because it is relatively easy to grow indoors. Its green pitchers which turn red when exposed to sunlight, make an exotic and interesting spectacle.

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Nepenthes x ventrata
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Adult width:
<80 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
introduction
Properties
limited

Product info

The smallish plant supplied by Araflora will grow into full-sized carnivorous plant of up to 2 metres. It can be grown in a hanging basket or a free-standing pot, but in either case the pitchers must have sufficient space. In such conditions, the plant will grow at a normal rate. When it blooms, Nepenthes x ventrata produces a cluster of yellowish brown flowers.

Height:
7 cm
7 cm
Width:
7 cm
7 cm
Adult height:
>200 cm
>200 cm
Adult width:
<80 cm
<80 cm
Flower colour:
Yellow/brown
yellow/brown
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Introduction
introduction
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
100-1500,
100-1500,
 

Plant care

Nepenthes x ventrata requires a high level of humidity in order to form healthy pitchers. It needs to be kept damp in a well-drained medium. It likes bright, indirect sun. It requires a daytime temperature between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius with cool, humid nights. The temperature should never be lower than 10 degrees Celsius or higher than 30 degrees. It prefers slightly acidic peat as a growing medium. It can be pruned if it becomes too big.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
20°C
20°C
Night temperature:
10°C
10°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-40cm
10-40cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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