Nepenthes ‘Lady Luck’ is an easy to grow hybrid of Nepenthes ampullaria x Nepenthes ventricosa, originally created by Borneo Exotics. The plant will grow short bright red pitchers that can reach 3-4”+ in height. The red / maroon peristome, or lip, also compliments the deep red color of the pitchers.
* Photos show large plants for sale – average 12-18” across
Tropical Pitcher Plant/ Monkey Cup (Nepenthes sp.)
Nepenthes are native to Southeast Asia, Borneo, India, Madagascar and parts of Australia. Often growing in the mountain forests of these areas, experiencing warm days and cool nights. Their pitchers come in a startling variety of shapes and colors, and are some of the largest known to carnivorous plants. Some will have a pitcher volume of up to 2 liters, and have been known to catch small mammals. There are both male and female plants among Nepenthes, which are distinguished by their flowers that have male or female parts on their blooms. The flowers are very small, 2-3mm wide on a very long stem that will vary in length. They have a vining growth habit and some species will also produce both upper and lower pitchers, which will differ in shape.
General Home Care: Nepenthes can be grown in either the home or greenhouse and are typically not suited for terrariums, given their large size. They require low-moderate lighting for 10-14 hours daily, if the lighting is too intense, the leaf will often turn dark red and burn. Temps should be kept between 65-85F throughout the year. Humidity should be kept between 70-90%, unless the plant has been acclimated to a lower level. Nepenthes benefit from a variety of well-drained soils. Coconut husk or a mixture of perlite and long fiber sphagnum moss are good options. Water several times a week with distilled or rainwater. You can fertilize the Nepenthes once every 4-6 weeks with a diluted orchid fertilizer. DO NOT OVER-FERTILIZE! Be sure to flush the soil regularly to avoid a buildup of salts and minerals.
CARE LEVEL *EASY TO MODERATE
*A 72 hour heat pack will be included to any order containing perishable, or live organisms going to locations experiencing temperatures below 50 Degrees F.