English name:Monkey Cups
Latin name:Nepenthes 'Bloody Mary'
About me:This carnivorous plant is quirky and unusual, with furry, blood-red boxing glove pitcher 'jugs' that collect water and trap insects.
Useful to know:
I won't exceed about 75cm growth (height and width).
I prefer bright, indirect light but I will tolerate light shade. No direct sunlight, please.
I like a very moist but free draining soil. I love living in a warm humid environment. Spray me occasionally too.
I'm a tropical plant and need a warm enviornment: ideally above 14°C and between 22-25°C during the day.
Mist me with very diluted fertiliser during Spring and Summer ... or give me a small insect to digest.
I remain compact so I am easy to care for. Trim my stems to encourage side shoots.
Although I can live for a long time, my pitchers will drop and make way for new ones periodically.
I can cause mild upset stomach if consumed by pets.
My pitchers are the colour of raw meat to attract flies!