“Flower Flycatchers” Nepenthes Ventrata: The Problems Of Growing


Flower predator, a flycatcher – here the main names of this original and surprising plant. It causes admiration and the real interest in all who saw it for the first time. Many plants, for many years of development, being in very severe conditions of existence, passed to the food allowance including insects. Many about this phenomenon of wildlife have heard a lot, but to meet it such opportunity was presented in person, not too much.

The flower Nepenthes Ventrata has a number of small jugs – vessels which increase in sizes, in the process of development. In these small jugs, there is nectar which begins to attract with the aroma of small insects. Getting to a trap, insects cannot get out of it, therefore, they remain in small jugs then they perish and are dissolved in the same nectar. At the same time, the flower is capable to emit substances, useful to the development, from this structure.

That the flower normally developed and it could have similar small jugs, he should be put correctly and it is also correct to look after him, otherwise, it will be able to grow and please violently only with the existence of plentiful foliage.

Landing of a Nepenthes Ventrata, soil

nepenthes ventrataUsual soil will not be suitable for this plant, therefore, it is necessary to visit the flower shop and to buy ready soil for the orchid family, and the campaign can get a sphagnum moss. The pot is good only plastic with a powerful layer of the drainage consisting of expanded clay, polyfoam, etc. After that it is possible to start landing of a Nepenthes Ventrata: the flower is planted in orchidaceous substrate then the layer of a moss which as the sponge will hold moisture on the surface of the substrate from above keeps within. It is one of the main conditions of the full development of a flower – a predator.

As it was already told above, this flower loves that the humidity of air was high. To carry out such conditions, it is necessary to install a pot with a flower on the pallet having a little big size in which it is necessary to pour water. This approach can quite solve a problem with an increase in humidity of the air. At the same time, it is regularly necessary to spray the moss which is on a surface. It is relevant during its growth, but after on it small jugs begin to appear, spraying of a bush should be stopped.

After the change, orchidaceous it is possible to sprinkle several times a growth factor.

In the first 2-3 months, the flower grows as usual, and then at edges of leaves, small thickenings which in 2 weeks will be transformed into green small jugs will begin to be formed. At the correct leaving it is possible to earn a reward, in the form of the small bush covered with interesting small jugs.


nepenthes ventrataThere is an opinion that непентес gives preference only to melt or rainwater. It’s not true. As practice shows, it quite normally develops when watering by water from under the crane. The only condition is that wastewater and warm. And this flower loves a regular warm shower which it is necessary to carry out 2 times a week, at the same time it is necessary to take measures that water did not get on small jugs. As an option, it is possible to close them cellophane packages.

Choice of the place and lighting

nepenthes ventrataThis flower very much loves the solar place and is not afraid of action of direct sunshine, promotes the emergence of flower vessels. Each such flower small jug keeps throughout the 2nd – 4 months, and blossoming can drag on for 6-8 months.

Before the approach of winter flower small jugs dry up and fall down, and with the arrival of spring the flower comes to life and small jugs grow anew.

It is better to suspend this flower that there was more space for its original flowers, besides, it looks more effectively. But one vital issue is in that case observed – it becomes more difficult to maintain the humidity of the air around a flower.

The term of life of a Nepenthes Ventrata

nepenthes ventrataIf to trust flower reference books, then the flycatcher can live in house conditions no more than one and a half years. But many amateur flower growers claim that at the correct care of a flower, he can live much longer. At some, she already lived for 3 years and is not going “to die”.

Due to such facts and statements, it is possible to tell that it is impossible to trust everything that is written in reference books. For a start it is necessary to develop the approach to flower cultivation, surrounding them with the attention and creating necessary conditions. Only this way, a trial and error method, it is possible to do certain conclusions, making the individual reference book on flower cultivation based on the real facts.

nepenthes ventrataUsing individual approach, it is possible not only to tame such unique “predator”, tropical origin but also to make a real contribution to so interesting business. To part flowers, especially such not simple and difficult in cultivation as the flycatcher, with little effort well will not turn out in any way. This amusing plant which by all means will be pleasant to any person at the first acquaintance to it requires human attention and care.

In this case, it is very important that there was a personal interest in obtaining the end result. It forms an individual approach and allows the flower grower to penetrate into so difficult natural process – development of a Nepenthes Ventrata. Not everyone can offer personal time and daily support the certain conditions allowing to raise and develop normally to a plant.

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