Pitcher plants are fascinating carnivorous plants that are surprisingly adaptable to the indoor environment. This clever little plant captures insects in its pod-like pitchers which hang from it's structural base.
When growing pitcher plant indoors, water as needed to keep the potting soil moist, but not soggy. Allow the pot to drain thoroughly after watering and never let the pot stand in water, as wet soil can cause the plant to rot.
Most importantly, pitcher plants are sensitive to the chemicals in tap water and benefit greatly from distilled water or rain water.
This plant will benefit from a warm spot in your home, in moderate to bright light and avoiding direct, intense sunlight.
Botanical Name: Nepenthes. (various)
Pictured: 'Ventricosa Red'
Standard 120mm diameter plastic pot.