House Plant

Pitcher Plant (aka Nepenthes 'Bloody Mary' )

  • Location:

    I originate in the tropical rain forests of South America.
  • Looks:

    I am an unusual hanging plant with furry, blood-red boxing glove pitchers growing from each leaf.
  • Height:

    Overall spread up and down approx 75cm
  • Environment:

    I like a very moist but free draining soil. I love living in a warm humid environment. Spray me occasionally too. Light, but not full sun.
  • Flowers:

    My pitchers are strange and beautiful fruit, I don't need flowers.
  • Grooming:

    I remain compact so I am easy to care for. Trim my stems to encourage side shoots.
  • Life Span:

    I am long living in the right conditions. The pitchers will eventually die back though, and new ones will come through.
  • Feeding:

    Mist me with very dilute fertiliser during Spring and Summer... or give me a small insect to digest.
  • Fact:

    My pitchers are the colour of raw meat, to attract flies.
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