nepenthes ventrata

It’s finally warm and humid enough to hang out the cold sensitive carnivorous plants. My Nepenthes Ventrata just started to develop pitchers a couple of months ago after a full pitcher-less year, and they’re already way bigger than they have been the two years I’ve had him.

The wasps now have a nice surprise waiting for them on my balcony.


AHH?!!  Luke came home with a present for me!

We saw it at a greenhouse the other day, and he went back and got it for me as a surprise. :D   I’m 99% sure it’s a nepenthes ventrata.

It needs a little TLC - I think it wasn’t being watered or sprayed enough, which is why so many of the pitchers are shriveling - but it’s still a very healthy, beautiful plant.  It’s gonna be fun getting it back up to full health!

(Also, watching it murder our fruit fly infestation is gonna be super good too.)


So, as a Christmas/Birthday gift from a friend, I was given this lovely rooted cutting of a Nepenthes Ventrata. As fate would have it, it’s from the same seller as the big boy next to him!

The little one has been named Pompeii, and I’m excited to see if he’ll grow as large as the older cutting.

The larger one has a basal shoot forming at the bottom [it already has three or four leaves and is growing more], so I plan to cut off the vine and divide it into sections to attempt a rooted cutting of my own.


My carnivorous plant terrarium setup! It’s been set up for about two months now and I am glad to say that it has been working very well for me.

The species I have right now:

Drosera capensis ‘Red Leaf’
Drosera capensis 'Alba’
Drosera capensis 'Wide Leaf’
Drosera capensis
Drosera x 'Carburup’
Nepenthes x Ventrata