Pitcher Plant 6"


Carnivorous Plant

Nepenthes 'Pitcher Plant' in a Hanging Basket 6" $20

Your cute and cuddly carnivorous plant will be in a Grower's Pot, which is a polymer container that has nurtured and protected your lil' rapacious wonder since it was an itsy bitsy seedling in the nursery, before it burst into our beautiful world and arrived at our Greenhouse.

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Pitcher Plants can be found in Madagascar, SE Asia, Australia, North America, and the Guiana Highlands in South America. 

Pitcher plants, genus Nepenthes, are several different carnivorous plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps - a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid.

The rim of the pitcher (peristome) is slippery when moistened by condensation or nectar, causing insects to fall into the trap.

Pitcher plants may also contain waxy scales, protruding aldehyde crystals, cuticular folds, inward and downward pointing (retrorse) hairs, or guard-cell-originating lunate cells on the inside of the pitcher to ensure that insects cannot climb out.

They drown the insect, whose body is gradually dissolved.

Rodents too.

Yes, a Pitcher will take on a rodent.

Like all carnivorous plants, they grow in locations where the soil is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic for most plants to survive.

Carnivorous plants supplement available nutrients and minerals, which plants normally obtain through their roots, with the constituents of their insect prey.

Potted Pitcher Plants need to be in well-drained soils.

Use any type of pot for indoor plants, and provide a low fertility mixture in which the plants will grow.

The pot can be small and they can even do well in a terrarium.

Caring for pitcher plants is minimal.

The best temperature for pitcher plants that are grown inside is between 60-70F.

Indoor plants should be fertilized at the start of the growing season with a good orchid food and every month until fall.

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