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TROPICAL PITCHER PLANT: Nepenthes Ventricosa x Alata

  • R150.00 ZAR


Highly recommended for beginners

  • Trading as Nepenthes Ventrata, this sturdy hybrid of Nepenthes Alata and Ventricosa is a vigorous grower that adapts well to a wide range of conditions
  • Grows orange-coloured lower pitchers which can easily reach 15cm, while upper pitchers max out at around 10-12cm
  • Similar to other carnivorous plants, nepenthes grow in a special type of soil low in nutrients and instead collect their nitrogen in hanging, slippery vase-shaped cups that include its own digestive juice
  • Tropical pitcher plants entice both flying and crawling insects with an intoxicating fragrance, bright colour and sweet nectar
  • Perfect for a sheltered spot outdoors or sunny windowsill with bright diffused light
  • Whether you prefer starting off with a younger plant and watch it grow into full majestic glory over the years or jumping in with more munch, right from the get go, we've got you covered!  Cultivo is all about choices and our plants are available in various sizes and options to suit your every want and need.  Plants are measured across (Leafspan = leaf tip to leaf tip, without tendrils and pitchers) and are sold either bareroot or already potted in our deluxe carnivorous plant soil, ready for action during the upcoming growing season 
  • Winter dormancy:
    • During the autumn and winter months, growth in tropical pitcher plants slows considerably and pitchers will die off
    • Active growth in the form of new leaves and development of pitchers (sizes as indicated) are expected during spring and summer
    • Should you be unfamiliar with this plant species, head over to our FAQ section for more information on what to expect when ordering from us during the colder months >> Carnivorous plants and winter dormancy:  What to expect

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            In Nepenthes world, the shape and colours of pitchers and leaves are determined by the characteristics of the various species

            Pitcher sizes are also highly variable across species and may not be present at the time of shipment, therefor we measure the actual size of the plant to determine the size of the plants we offer

            Tropical pitcher plants are measured across the leafspan (from leaf tip to leaf tip of the largest two leaves, not including the tendrils and pitchers) as seen in the image below

            Nepenthes sizes we offer are determined by the leafspan

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                • Special considerations and growing conditions:
                  • Requires Intermediate conditions 
                  • Easy beginner plant - Adapts well to a wide range of South African conditions
                  • Great for bright windowsills or protected porch with morning sun  
                  • Bright filtered light and a humidity level of > 30% will be ideal

                   

                  Nepenthes quick care guide

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                        Ordered online. Received a healthy little carnibaby, swaddled and protected. Stunning monkey cups. 👍👍👍

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                        What a pleasure!

                        Beautifully packaged and safe, secure arrival!

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                        1 x Tropical pitcher plant: Nepenthes Ventrata

                        Excellent in all respects. Thank you again.

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