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Nepenthes ventricosa Tropical Pitcher Plant, 6 inch HB

Nepenthes ventricosa, is a medium size, robust growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant native to the Philippines with pretty red pitchers with wide openings and a pretty pink scalloped peristome (collar). The lower traps are tubby, rounded and grow low to the ground. They have a narrow waist and no wings. The lid is wide and red. Upper pitchers are smaller and yellow green. 

It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets.  It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good  Nepenthes for beginners.  It prefers consistent moisture, so do not allow to dry out.

Pitcher plants are a genus of plants are a genus of plants that derive some of all of its nutrition from what is collected in its pitchers. So it is important to keep a bit of water in the pitchers as it trap and dissolved its prey that flies in .