On the soggy floor of one of the only remaining intact forests on the island nation of Singapore, the egg-sized heads of the carnivorous Ampullaria emerge from decaying leaves. They appear to be belching, or singing, or screaming for them to be fed. This is the Ampullaria Pitcher, an unusual pitcher plant found on the islands of Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula. Prized for their cute egg-shaped pitchers and strikingly beautiful red spots, they lure prey into their acid-filled pitchers with nectar-coated lips. The prey falls in, drowns and dissolves in the digestive juices. They’re extremely easy to care for and thrives in our hot tropical climate.
Dimensions: 14cmØ by 25cmH
Light: Partial Sun
Fertilizer: Keep me in top form and boost leafy growth by feeding me once every month with nitrate-rich fertilizer (foliage fertilizer)