I thought I would share a look inside my carnivorous plant terrarium! Among these species are various Nepenthes, Heliamphora, some Utricularia, Drosera, and some non-carnivorous Tillandsia (Air Plants). Enjoy plant enthusiasts of Tumblr!
Love this enthusiastic pitcher plant though I have no idea where it gets the energy to produce so many pitchers cos the one next to it has zero pitchers. ZERO. (Maybe it’s stealing all the insects? idk) 🐜
My African grey, ChuChu! She doesn’t get photographed very often because a.) how dare my hands be occupied doing something other than scritching her and b.) the camera looks like most fun thing to destroy with face can-opener.
Nepenthes x ‘Miranda’ is in the family Nepenthaceae. This species is a hybrid between two southeast Asian species N. maxima and N. northiana. Nepenthes species are considered either highland or lowland depending on their native habitat. However, this hybrid is considered both highland and lowland based on its two parent species. The long, red speckled pitchers make this hybrid much sought after in the carnivorous plant trade.
Nepenthes bicalcarata is famous for its sharp, saber-toothed fangs that hang from the rear of its lid, making it appear rather dangerous. Nectar sometimes drips from these, giving the appearance of oozing venom. Native to Borneo, it prefers shaded peat swamps and it can grow to enormous dimensions.