Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)
Styled in Winnie Planter
Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes) is great novelty items for kids young and old, with this sturdy indoor plant feasting on plants and other insects. Highly educational, the Tropical Pitcher Plant will teach your children about biology and gardening, making it simply Mother Nature at its best.
Low-and slow-growing carnivorous plant native to a tiny areas including Southeast Asia, Australia and New Caledonia. It grows in a rosette of broad leaves with traps hanging at the end of most leaves. The Nepenthes are heavy feeders and they love insects, such as, ants, spiders, mosquitoes and beetles.
Plant Group/Botanical Name
Size (Can grow to)
15cm H x 20cm W.
Climbing when mature
Indoors in bright light, or try outside in a marshy area of frost-free garden. Thrives in a full 12 hours of daylight but can stay alive with a minimum of 4 hours.
Keep damp at all times with distilled water or rainwater. Don't poke the traps too much as this can fatally weaken the plant. Plants benefit from a winter rest of cooler (frost-free) temperatures.