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Ventricosa in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nepenthes ventricosa

 

Ventricosa

This species is known for its short, tubby pitchers. There are several forms of this species; this particular form produces solid red pitchers as it matures. Nepenthes is a genus of carnivorous plants which can be successfully cultivated in greenhouses. They should only be watered with rainwater, given plenty of bright light (though some species can grow in full sun), a well-drained medium, good air circulation and relatively high humidity.

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plant Features
  • Ventricosa likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Ventricosa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ventricosa is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Ventricosa likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Ventricosa

Latin name

Nepenthes ventricosa

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Nepenthaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ventricosa likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Ventricosa is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Ventricosa likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Ventricosa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ventricosa is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Nepenthes ventricosa

This species is known for its short, tubby pitchers. There are several forms of this species; this particular form produces solid red pitchers as it matures. Nepenthes is a genus of carnivorous plants which can be successfully cultivated in greenhouses. They should only be watered with rainwater, given plenty of bright light (though some species can grow in full sun), a well-drained medium, good air circulation and relatively high humidity.


Propogation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plants can be propagated by seed, cuttings, and tissue culture. Seeds are usually sown on damp chopped Sphagnum moss, or on sterile plant tissue culture media once they have been properly disinfected.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cuttings may be rooted in damp Sphagnum moss in a plastic bag or tank with high humidity and moderate light. They can begin to root in one to two months and start to form pitchers in about six months.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in a 1:1 mixture of orchid medium with moss or perlite.

 
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