Tropical Pitcher Plant
4.5 out of 5 (24 experiences)
Also known as
Pitcher Plant, monkeycups and spotted pitcher plant
How to care for Tropical Pitcher Plant
Tropical Pitcher Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Tropical Pitcher Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Tropical Pitcher Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tropical Pitcher Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
If you’re looking to add a carnivorous plant to your collection, I’d advise you to go with the pitcher. I’ve managed to keep this one alive, but never anything else. These are a bit easier. They look tough, they’re a bit hardier, and not super expensive. We picked this up at either Lowe’s or Home Depot for about $25. Definitely recommend
So very glad I got these. I was nervous about not having enough experience with plants to make my Nepenthes thrive, but they are!
They get as much indirect sun as possible, are right against the window in a pebble tray for humidity. We water from the top to keep them moist at all times.
They have pushed out a few baby pitchers, one successfully opened its lid already! So exciting. The others are growing slowly and steadily.
On their own indoors they just catch gnats, but me and my kid feed them ants and the occasional housefly or bug we find. I also have dried bloodworms on hand.
They smell sweet!
Just delightful plants! If you can give them the correct lighting (lots) and humidity, go for it.