Common Name(s): pitcher plant, monkey cups
Description: Medium-sized carnivorous plant that captures insects and other prey with modified pitcher-shaped leaves that are green with red flecks. Flowers are small and grouped together on a long spike.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Can handle a few hours of direct sun.
Water: Keep moist, but not oversaturated. Sensitive to minerals in water.
Other Care: This plant flourishes in high humidity.
Origins: Native to the Philippines.
Other Interesting Facts: Pitcher plants eat many types of insects, but some insects live harmoniously with the plants. For example, spiders will build webs in the plant or hide under the pitcher lid to catch prey that the plant attracts. Part of the Pitcher Plant (Nepenthaceae) family.