Tropical pitcher plant or monkey cup, monkey jar, genus of carnivorous pitcher plants.
Size: Height 50cm. approximate only.
Nepenthes, Monkey jar plant also known as the Hanging or the Asian Pitcher plant, is among the most flamboyant plants. Due to its appearance of miniature wine glasses, with sharp hook-lined gullets that drown rodents & its carnivory features like the feeding of miniature features around. Monkey jar plants have an unusual leaf that at first looks like a normal leaf then develops a tendril from the tip and finally the tip of the tendril in turn develops a unique pitcher. These pitcher-shaped leaves function as a pitfall trap. And underneath the trap's lid a type of nectar is secreted. These nectars attract creators like insects or flies. This stated feature or appearance signifies Monkey jar plant’s carnivorous feature. With being attracted to these nectars, prey often falls from the mouth of the pitcher and then to the pool liquid, eventually finding themselves unable to escape. Then the enzymes inside the pitcher digests the animal or creator trapped. This type of flower has no petals and produces minute seeds that are usually dispersed by wind. This unique feature with easy to maintain characters made them eye-catcher for houseplant lovers. Due to its unique carnivory feature and unusual foliage appearance and also easy to care, these plants could be an eye-catcher for any enthusiastic houseplant gardener.
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