Pitcher plants are so gorgeous! There is a species of pitcher plant which shrews use as a toilet!!


Growing conditions

These are vines that grow in the wilds of the tropics from Madagascar to tropical Asia and Northern Australia. In the spring, pinch out new shoots at 4 to 6 leaves to encourage pitcher production and promote bushiness. Ideal growing medium is rot-resistant wood, loose porous rich organic, (peat), fibrous loam, sharp sand, sphagnum type moss, bark fibre and charcoal.



High humidity is required for the plant to form pitchers.



They require shade.



Lowland species require very warm summer temperatures and no less than 21 degrees C in the winter. Highland species need frost free conditions and a minimum winter night temp of 11 degrees C.

Nepenthes - monkey jar/pitcher plant