My personal favourite carnivorous plant, monkey jars or hanging pitcher plants are highly unusual vines from the rainforests of E. Asia. These naughty little dudes produce large pitchers with slippery sides and a tempting ‘nectar’, unwittingly trapping and drowning prey inside! These grow extremely quickly – I have a huge guy in my tropical greenhouse and he’s caught prey ranging from leaf beetles to caterpillars, whilst also doing a great job of hoovering up fungus gnats!
These are very easy to care for in the right conditions, thriving in bright indirect light and very moist soil (if you don’t have time to water regularly, sit the pot in a dish of water and keep that bad-boy filled) – do not allow it to dry out and do not repot using anything other than a nutrient-free soil, preferably something designed for carnivorous plants. Temperatures in the home should be fine year-round (above 16’C)
Difficulty: Easy – 2/5
Pot size: 14cm hanger
Height (inc. pot): 30cm
Toxicity: Non-toxic, pet friendly