Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Rebecca Soper
A carnivorous plant suitable for all our pink and red plant lovers this gorgeous Nepenthes Rebecca is available in a small 2" nursery pot to watch grow or already fully grown in an 8" hanging basket. This one is slightly harder to come by than our traditional Alata Nepenthes. Excellent inside your home, very easy and forgiving, and will do well by the window sill.
A tropical pitcher plant native to parts of South East Asia, India, Madagascar, and Australia. Most are vines, but some remain compact in growth habit. The name "Monkey Cups" comes from monkeys occasionally drinking the fluid in the pitchers. The pitcher is actually a swelling of the mid-vein in the leaf. Ensure that the sphagnum moss is always kept moist. The pitchers should always have some water in them, so it is good to get some water in them while you're showering your plant, just make sure they are no more than 50% full of water. Failure to produce pitchers is an indication that the plant isn't receiving adequate light, water, or humidity. It requires a cold winter dormancy between November and February. Temperatures in their natural habitats regularly dip below freezing over winter (0°C / 32°F). During such temperatures, they may go into dormancy and revive and provide new growth in the Spring. No need to fertilize these beauties as they produce plenty on their own from trapping bugs and insects.
Available in the following packaging based on your preference:
- Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
Nursery Hanging Planter - A huge version of our favorite. We now have this gorgeous 8" hanging planter available with some good-sized (3" +) pitchers on the plant. The pot opening is about 8-9" wide and 5" deep - the hanger is almost 15" long making the entire plant close to 22" total plus all the beautiful hanging pitchers.
- Olympia Planter - This plant comes packaged in a marble grey/white cylindrical porcelain planter pot ready for your home or office space on a raised white metal stand.
If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.
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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.
- Botanical Name
- Nepenthes x Ventricosa
- Common Names
- Pitcher plant, monkey cups, tropical pitcher plant,
- Plant Type
- Herbaceous with perennial lifecycle
- Mature Size
- 6 to 9 inches tall; Can spread 6 to 9 inches
- Sun Exposure
- Can handle full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type
- Swamp like, poor drainage, kept moist - sphagnum moss is our preferred one
- Soil pH
- Acidic loving
- Bloom Time
- Generally around May to June but also seen some go into September in Florida.
- Flower Color
- White flowers
- Hardiness Zones
- Zone 10-11 can also do well indoors with humidity and correct lighting
- Native Area
- Southeast Asia
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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I got the Olympia and it came wrapped so carefully and arrived perfectly with two traps that are very healthy.
Hello ,, my plant is beautiful,, thankss so much 🥰🥰
Plant is growing pitchers already.
Thank you so much!! She’s amazing!!
Such a cute tiny baby!! I was super excited to watch it grow but due to my own fault of no knowledge of how to care for it or the sundews they got sad. I’m still hoping for a comeback though! They arrived beautifully and in perfect condition though. I just love Verdant plants!