Nepenthes: Tropical Pitcher

Nepenthes, commonly referred to as a tropical pitcher plants, are native to Southeast Asia. These plants have normal looking leaves, but at the tip of each leaf is where a pitcher forms. A tendril will develop at the tip of the leaf and, as the leaf matures, the tendril will lengthen and eventually develop into a fully mature pitcher. Each pitcher also secretes nectar along the rim (peristome) to attract insects. When an insect falls in, it drowns in the naturally produced fluids that contain digestive enzymes.

• Plants are acclimated for windowsill growing in most homes.
• Inventory changes monthly and seasonally.


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