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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nature's Savages Part 2

Sarracenia are a group of pitcher plants in North America. They are also known as North American Pitcher Plants and Trumpet Pitchers. They trap insects the same way Nepenthes do.

An unknown hybrid (seems like it has some leucophylla in it). Don't mind the bent pitchers, it was pelted by heavy rain!

This one seems like it's growing dormant since I detect no pest and disease! Must be the rainy season that triggered dormancy.

Cephalotus follicularis is a species of pitcher plant found in Western Australia. They trap insects in the same manner as Sarracenia and Nepenthes. However, the traps are tiny. They will produce colourful but small pitchers if under full sun, but green and big pitchers when under shade. Mine is not very matured yet.

More nepenthes!

N. ampullaria, an omnivorous? pitcher plant. (The pitchers are designed to trap plant debris in the jungle and digest it. Cannibal?)

N. mirabilis var globosa or N. globosa for short. They are also known as N. viking. The pitchers tend to become very red under shade, in contrast with most neps.

N. x hookeriana basals

You'll know why this variety is called N. x hookeriana 'Hot Lips'

I swear this N. x ventrata is planning to take over the world. It has overgrown its pot and is traveling up and down.


  1. Hi Aaron, I really pity the sarra pitchers. The heavy and prolonged rain is not good for pitcher plants as I find that my sarra look better during sunnier days. Nonetheless, all your pitcher plants are really looking good and they are really blessed to have an owner like you!

  2. Thanks, Stephanie. Yah, the poor sarras! Being pelted by 'bullets' every few days.

  3. I had pitcher plant before but they all have become matured and dried up.
    Do you divide and propagate the overgrown pitcher plant from your pots?