Nepenthes ventricosa BE 3278 Madja-as Form
Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes sp.) Care
- Best to use only pure water – rainwater, distilled water or RO water. Be careful of bottled water as some contain salt which will kill your Tropical Pitcher plant
- Keep a small amount of pure water in each trap. Mist plants regularly.
- Keep soil moist; but well drained at all times. Do Not let your Nepenthes sit in water
- Nepenthes like partial sunny location. They grow well on windowsills or under fluorescent lights in a terrarium.
- Soil is mixture 3 parts long fiber sphagnum with 1 part perlite or 1 part fine orchid bark.
- Fertilize Nepenthes with foliar fertilizer. ¼ tsp of Maxsea per gallon of water, 2 times a month
- Nepenthes like to grow warm: above 50 degrees. Ideal is 65 to 80 degrees with high humidity.
Note: Pitchers will change in color and shape as they mature. Often there are also several different clones in our mix, so the pitchers may vary slightly for this reason as well.
Sara Hubbell Mitchell –
I recently received 2 ventricosa from Bergen. They arrived in the mail very healthy with lots of pitchers! If you’re new to nepenthes, ventricosa is a great plant to start with! These can be grown easily in a south or west facing window of your home. They are also more tolerant of tap water than other nepenthes. If you’re a seasoned grower, it’s good to have a couple of these on hand to give as gifts to new growers. I always add 1 or 2 to every order!
Larry Nau –
thank you for your order. We agree, ventricosa is a great beginners plant.