Nepenthes Alata - 10-15 cm / Nursery Plastic Pot is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Nepenthes alata, commonly known as the Asian or Philippine pitcher plant, is a species of tropical pitcher plant known for its distinctive and carnivorous characteristics. Here are some key characteristics of Nepenthes alata:
Pitcher Shape: Nepenthes alata produces elongated, tubular, or flask-shaped pitchers that are adapted for trapping and digesting insects. The pitchers are usually green or mottled with reddish-brown spots, making them visually attractive.
Lid or Operculum: The upper part of the pitcher forms a lid or operculum, which helps protect the pitcher's contents from rain, preventing dilution of digestive fluids and deterring larger prey from escaping.
Peristome: The peristome is a prominent, flared, and sometimes toothed structure that encircles the opening of the pitcher. It serves as a slippery landing zone, making it difficult for insects to escape once they enter the pitcher.
Nectar Glands: Nepenthes alata secretes sweet nectar around the rim of the peristome to attract and entice insects to land on it.