NEPENTHES Pitcher Plant - 3.25"
Pitcher plants are the "couch potatoes" of the carnivorous plants, in that they are set up to lure in bugs to their "pitchers", eventually digesting them for nutrients. These wonderfully weird carnivorous plants have a similarly weird and wonderful common name of "monkey cups".
- Pitcher Plants loves bright, indirect light.
- This is one plant which requires water, and lots of it! The soil should always remain evenly moist, while still well-draining.
- Keep the plant out of standing water, in that even though it requires large amounts of water to live, root rot will easily kill it.
- Humidity is another absolute necessity for a Pitcher Plant, so keep it close to a humidifier, or on a well-watered humidity/pebble tray, or in a terrarium to help keep it happy. If you see that its pitchers are starting to brown and fall off, this means that they're not getting the humidity (or water) that they crave.
- If looking to re-pot, choose a porous mix with low fertilizer. If mixing your own, mix in additives like perlite, peatmoss, tree fiber, or spagnum moss.
- You shouldn't have to fertilize this plant, as it gets all of its nutrients from the insects which are drawn to, end end up drowning in, the plant's Pitchers.
NOTE: If you're in-store and are wondering where our pitcher plants might be, we've moved them away from our Venus Fly Traps on the main salesfloor, and put them in our humidity-controlled "Rare Tent" .