Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Philippine Lowlands
Zones: 12-13 (10-15)
Nepenthes ampullaria, is a small, low growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with lots of little pot shaped pitchers with narrow, backward turned lids. Traps in this clone have a nice dark red tint, and wide, prominent wings. Traps are barrel shaped and can get up to 4" in length. It is heat tolerant and does well in a window. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. N. ampullaria is a swamp dwelling species that grows alongside N. bicalcarata, and loves it hot and humid. It grows naturally in the shade of relatively dense, damp, woody vegetation. In cultivation it does well in moderately bright indirect light. It is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather. It is excellent in the terrarium, and suitable for beginners.
Unless size specifies "potted", plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp Sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Plant Type: Perennial, Tropical, Lowland to Intermediate
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Medium Bright indirect indoors, filtered to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in a terrarium or shaded greenhouse.