Common name: tropical pitcher plant
Twining carnivorous plants that are predominately terrestrial or epiphytic from tropical regions of the world.
They require moist open organic potting mixtures to succeed in cultivation with a high degree of humidity.
Leaves extend into a tendril then modify into a characteristic pitcher. Pitchers vary in size, colour and pattern.
Current hybrid versions seem to be more easily grown than pure species.
N. ampullaria – from Malaysia to New Guinea. Lowland climber with squat pitchers.
N. gracilis – from Philippines to Indonesia. Lowland climber with variable pitchers.
N. mirabilis – from Australia, SE Asia and South China. Lowland climber or terrestrial with cylindrical pitchers.
N. rafflesiana – from Sumatra to Borneo. Lowland climber with variable pitchers.
N. ventricosa – from Philippines. Highland terrestrial or epiphytic climber with cylindrical pitchers.