Nepenthes ampullaria Seeds

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Nepenthes ampullaria Seeds

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
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. Reduce watering in winter. 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.

Seed count is approximate, but reliable. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.

Note: Recently, one of our local carnivorous plant society’s members died and left behind a carnivorous plant collection including these seeds. I volunteered to help his widow take care of this collection and move the materials on to benefit the educational and conservation efforts of our local CP society.

Height: 18+".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
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.

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