This is an extremely rare giant from Tayve, Irian Jaya. The pitchers eventually get large than a tennis ball.
Nepenthes ampullaria are known for their charming egg-shaped pitchers. This species is like a forest floor scavenger! They are detrivores, consuming everything from falling leaf litter, insects, and even animal feces!
The images show the exact specimen we are offering. Shipped bare root. Seed- grown.
This plant prefers lowland conditions. It should be kept between 84-90F, with nights no lower than 65F. Nepenthes can acclimate to lower humidity levels, although the best results will be seen with a relative humidity of around 80%. Bright, indirect light, and pure water.
Nepenthes ampullaria is named from the Latin word ampulla meaning 'flask'. This lowland species has a wide distribution throughout Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Its a very popular lowland plant with very distinct features. Nepenthes ampullaria is partially detritivores, which rely on falling leaf litter as nutrients. There are many color varieties that range from lime green to black. Ampullaria thrives with Hot, humid days and warm nights.
Nepenthes are primarily native to Southeast Asia. There are roughly 180 species, with many recently discovered in the 20th century. They grow anywhere from hot, sticky jungles to chill mountain tops high above the clouds. Tho Nepenthes were once thought to be difficult to grow, this is far from the truth. Most plants have adapted to cultivation quite well and the hobby is growing quickly. In fact, most tropical pitcher plant species and hybrids will thrive indoors between 60 and85 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out our Nepenthes care tips here. For an in-depth look at different species and their temperature requirements take a look at this guide. Make sure to sign up for our Newsletter for blog updates and to be notified when we add more plants to our online shop!