Nepenthes ' Ventricosa' - S

Nepenthes ' Ventricosa' - S
Nepenthes ' Ventricosa' - S
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Nepenthes ventricosa -

A highland plant from the Philippines. It is very easy to grow and makes an excellent house plant. It can live in a wide range of temperatures and tolerate lower levels of humidity than most nepenthes. It's a relatively compact climber. It produces a beautiful array of pitchers, and is very attractive when grown in a hanging basket.

Nepenthes Cultural information -

Light - Bright light to full (diffused) sunlight.

Humidity- Most nepenthes require humidity above 50%. Some require much higer humidity and some such as sanguinea and ventricosa seem to do well at humidity levels as low as 30%.

Temperature- Nepenthes are tropical plants. They have been divided into lowlanders and highlanders. Lowlanders require temperatures in the 60's and 70's at night, 80's and 90's during the day. Highlanders do best in the 50's and low 60's at night, 70's and low 80's during the day. Many highlanders can tolerate temperatures in the forties and high temperatures of 100 degrees.

Moisture - Keep the plant moist to wet. Do not let the pot stand in water for long periods of time.

Soil - They can tolerate a wide range of soil mixes. Some growers recommend long fibered sphagnum moss, which works well. Many growers use peat moss along with an aggregate such as perlite, pumice, lava rock, or orchid bark to improve drainage and aeration.

Container -They can grow in a variety of containers including, plastic, terra cotta, ceramic, orchid baskets, etc. Just make sure they have drainage holes. Small to medium plants do well in 3 to 4 inch containers. Large plants do well in 6 to 10 inch containers. They are very attractive in hanging containers.


 

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