Nepenthes Pitcher Plant is a unique carnivorous plant that uses pitchers to catch prey, like insects. This unusual plant is definitely a conversation piece and fun for anyone. Be sure to keep the pitchers filled 50% with water at all times and keep the soil moist. To help keep your plants’ pitchers healthy, as well as grow new pitchers, place your plant in indirect light and provide ample humidity through regular mistings.
Details & Care
Small—8”-12" tall (including recycled plastic Ecopot) Size Guide
Moderate—Needs a bit of extra care
No—Toxic and not pet-friendly
Yes—Releases oxygen and absorbs pollutants
- Healthy plant pre-potted with premium soil
- Plant size: 8″-12″ tall (including pot)
- Small Ecopots pot and saucer
- Pot size: 6.3″ in diameter, 5″ tall
- Saucer size: 6″ in diameter
- All the tips and tricks for expert-level care
This unusual carnivorous plant uses pitchers to catch prey, like insects. The Nepenthes Pitcher Plant is definitely a conversation piece and fun for anyone, particularly children to experience and learn about carnivorous plants. If you have a fly or gnat problem in your home, this will surely help. Insects are naturally drawn to these plants and are lured into their pitchers, where they become trapped and eventually digested by the plant.
Nepenthes is native to the highlands of Southeast Asia and is found in areas that are very nutrient-poor. There’s no need to fertilize because rather than absorbing nutrients from the soil, it digests insects caught in its pitchers. Pitcher Plants enjoy staying consistently moist, and like bright indirect light. With a little attention, they will become a great addition to any space.Additional Resources: