The Pitcher Plant is one of the most fascinating carnivorous plants that will attract anyone’s attention in an instant. A great conversation piece, it flaunts fleshy funnels or pitcher-like tubes that trap insects and small animals. The elongated, pitcher-like traps, in fact, are the plant’s specialized leaves. It’s the perfect plant if you’re looking to add an exotic plant display in your home, office, or garden.
Specialty plants are usually rare and unusual plants. Because these plants may be hard to find, a bit challenging to grow, or grow out of season, they make a unique addition to your houseplant collection.
Carnivorous plants trap and feed on flies, bugs, and other insects. Surely an exciting addition to your home, these plants will intrigue your guests with their different feeding habits and strange appeal.
Even the kids can enjoy growing and caring for these plants since they are easy to grow, safe, and non-toxic. Kid-friendly plants will surely help make your home nice-looking without having to worry about skin irritation, allergies, or plant poisoning.
These are the perfect plants to keep in your home, even if you have curious pets that chew on almost everything – including plants. They are safe and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about your plants poisoning your cats and dogs.
High light plants require full sunlight to assume their full growth, which means they need at least 6 hours of direct, bright light a day. The brightest spot in your home is the best place to put them.
These plants require frequent irrigation to achieve the best performance. They need watering 3 to 4 times a week since these plants are typically fast-growing and shallow-rooted.
These are plants that can grow and perform best even without supplemental feeding. You may skip regular fertilization, and they will remain vigorous and attractive.
Plant Care Tips
A popular carnivorous plant, known for the pitcher like traps which are filled with digestive liquids. A slow growing plant, with new traps getting larger and larger with age. Water needs to pass through a charcoal filter or be left out for 48+ hours to allow chemicals to dissipate. When transplanting, only increase pot size by one and use our long fibre sphagnum moss. Traditional soil contains fertilizer which will hurt plant growth
Both species of pitcher plants we carry, Nepenthes alata and Nepenthes ventricosa, are native to the Philippines. Ventricosa is known to grow in elevations up to 2,000m above sea level.