Nepenthes (Monkey Cups / Pitcher Plant)

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Basic Care:

  • Light:  Bright, indirect light. 
  • Water:  Do not allow plant to dry out. 
  • Extras:  Likes humidity.

Nepenthes are tropical pitcher plants native to parts of South East Asia, India, Madagascar and Australia. Most are vines, but some remain compact in habit. The name "Monkey Cups" comes from monkeys occasionally drinking the fluid in the pitchers.

These plants are carnivorous with modified leaves called pitfall traps- a prey trapping "pitcher" with a deep cavity that is filled with digestive liquid.  These pitchers trap insects for the plant to digest.