Nepenthes Bicalcarata Care

Nepenthes Bicalcarata Care

Native to the Borneo lowlands, nepenthes bicalcarata is best known for the fangs – spurs actually – around its pitchers. Contrary to popular belief, n. bicalcarata is not difficult for anyone to grow, but it does require a specific approach to produce the best results. Nepenthes bicalcarata prefers warm and humid conditions, preferably 85-90 F … Read more

Nepenthes Maxima Care

Nepenthes Maxima Care

Nepenthes maxima is one of the easier pitcher plants to grow and maintain. This plant is suitable for beginners because it does not require a lot of attention. If you are new to carnivorous plants and want something simple to start with, n. maxima is as good a plant to go with as any. Nepenthes … Read more

Nepenthes Rafflesiana Care

Nepenthes Rafflesiana Care

Nepenthes rafflesiana is a lowland pitcher plant endemic throughout Southeast Asia. In the wild this plant reaches up to 50 feet (15 meters), but those sold for homes and gardens grow at a more manageable 4-5 inches (approx. 8 cm). In this in-depth guide you will discover the right way to care for this nepenthes. … Read more

Nepenthes x Ventrata Care

Nepenthes x Ventrata Care

Nepenthes x ventrata is the product of n. ventricosa and n. alata. It is known for having sizeable red-green pitchers and being highly adaptable to different environments. Read on to find out how to best take care of nepenthes x ventrata – or just n. ventrata – in your home and what mistakes to steer … Read more

Nepenthes Ampullaria Care

Nepenthes Ampullaria Care

Found throughout Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and New Guinea, nepenthes ampullaria is unique among tropical pitcher plants because it is a detritivore, not carnivore. These plants also have some particular care requirements, but nothing too difficult for a beginner to handle. Nepenthes ampullaria may be grown in a terrarium with partially shaded light and high … Read more

Nepenthes Ventricosa Care

Nepenthes Ventricosa Care

Native to the Philippines, Nepenthes ventricosa is among the easiest pitcher plants to grow. It is very forgiving so it is perfect for a beginner. A mature n. ventricosa can reach 8 inches and comes in various shades of red, green, pink and white. If you want to try your hand at raising nepenthes, this … Read more

Nepenthes Mirabilis Care

Npenthes Mirabilis Care

Nepenthes mirabilis is one of the most widely grown pitcher plants in the world. It is easy to cultivate which makes it suitable for those who have no experience with carnivorous plants. In this guide you will learn how to grow and keep a n. mirabilis alive for many years. Nepenthes mirabilis should be in … Read more

Can Pitcher Plants Survive Without Pitchers?

Can Pitcher Plants Survive without Pitchers

Whether it is sarracenia or nepenthes, the most striking feature of pitcher plants is without doubt their pitcher or trap. These contraptions have evolved to serve these carnivorous plants well, but are they indispensable? Can pitcher plants survive without them? These are the questions that will be discussed in-depth in this article. Pitcher plants feed … Read more

Do Pitcher Plants Bloom?

Do Pitcher Plants Bloom

When we hear of pitcher plants, the first thing that springs to mind is that of a meat eater. Their pitchers lure bugs and eat them. While these are efficient carnivores, they do produce flowers which are as exotic and fascinating as the rest of the plant. The process itself is quite interesting. Pitcher plants … Read more