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Nepenthes Alata

Monkey Jars | Alata

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Happiest in direct sunlight
Heavy water requirements
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Carnivorous, climbing, semi-woody herb with loosely spiralling leaves lanceolate with midrib forming a tendril at leaf tip, The Pitchers are hollow inside where insect digestion occurs and they often contain water; and the lids are brightly coloured with nectar-secreting glands. 

A tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines and South East Asia. Like all pitcher plants, it is carnivorous and uses its nectar to attract insects that drown in the pitcher and are digested by the plant.   

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Average Plant Height 30-40 cm
Internal Pot Diameter 14 cm (Free Pot Hanger)
Botanical Names Nepenthes Alata
Other Names Pitcher Plant, Monkey Jars
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Air purifying plant
Water Requirements Heavy water requirements
Light Requirements Happiest in direct sunlight

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Other Names For Monkey Jars Alata Houseplant

Nepenthes Alata, Pitcher Plant and Monkey Jars.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

Monkey Jars Alata Care Guide

Plenty of rain water (or cooled boiled water) is best for your Pitcher Plant. They do not tap water! Position in a bright spot.

Monkey Jars Alata Light & Water Requirements

I have Heavy water requirements and I am Happiest in direct sunlight.

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What is the Monkey Jars Alata Known For?

Monkey Jars Alata is renowned for its remarkable pitcher-shaped traps, an evolutionary adaptation that allows it to capture and digest insects. This carnivorous nature makes it a fascinating addition to any plant collection.

What Is the History of the Monkey Jars Alata?

Nepenthes Alata has a rich history in the horticultural world due to its unique carnivorous lifestyle. It was one of the first pitcher plants to be studied scientifically, captivating botanists with its ingenious insect-trapping mechanism.

Where Does the Monkey Jars Alata Originate?

The Monkey Jars Alata is native to the Philippines, where it's found in high-altitude forests and on vertical cliff faces. Its natural habitat is one of high humidity and dappled sunlight.

How Do You Care for a Monkey Jars Alata?

To care for a Monkey Jars Alata, mimic its natural tropical habitat by ensuring high humidity and keeping it in bright, indirect light. It prefers rainwater or distilled water, and the soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. Regular feeding with insects is not necessary, but it can encourage healthier pitcher growth.

Are Monkey Jars Alata Toxic to Pets?

While the Monkey Jars Alata is not toxic, its pitchers contain fluid that could potentially cause gastrointestinal upset if ingested by pets. Therefore, it's wise to keep this plant out of reach of curious pets.

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    February, 2024
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    February, 2024
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    January, 2024
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    December, 2023
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    November, 2023
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    October, 2023
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    September, 2023
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    July, 2023
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    May, 2023
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    Placed two orders as a gift

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    May, 2023
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