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Tropical Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Ventricosa

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Brand new Carnivorous plant arrival for all our pink and red plant lovers is this gorgeous Nepenthes Ventricosa available in a small nursery pot to watch grow or already fully grown in a 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.  

If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories Here.

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

Customer Reviews

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Emily Bacchus
Gorgeous! Totally worth it!!

I bought the large hanging version of this plant. It came so carefully packed, with SO MANY stunning pitchers. I’ve got it in a hanging bowl so I can keep it in some water. Some of the pitchers are dying but I read that is normal as it adjusts—also I’m not sure it’s warm enough here yet…Hoping I can keep this alive. Hoping it will eat all the flies that were in my kitchen last spring & summer!