31.7.10

A Visit to D-Paradise (Part 4)

Nepenthes or better known as the Pitcher Plant is quite widely available in Malaysia. Apparently, monkeys were spotted to drink water from these pitcher plants, hence it is also called the Monkey Cup. Below are several varieties of Pitcher Plants found in D-Paradise.









Carnivorous Plants have always been fascinating. Even my dogs think so. I used to have this genus called sarracenia. It was beautiful and probably tasted good too. Well, my dogs are occasionally herbivorous.

13 comments:

  1. The hanging cups look very exciting. I am sure they add colours and character to any garden. I dont have any yet, and may have one soon.. ~bangchik

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  2. Very interesting - I've never seen those before! Do they grow very tall? The cups look like they are laying on the ground.

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  3. Bangchik, I got my Carnivorous Plant from the Putrajaya Floral Exhibition 2 years ago. Should be nearby for you.

    Heather, Yes, this is indeed a very interesting plant. They are small plants; some hanging, some sit on the ground. They are found in the wild.

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  4. I used to have this plant, a small one. He helped us to get rid of fruit flies. I am sure it is much happier in your area than in my house. Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my Alaska blue poppy post!

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  5. The plants look healthy and happy in the park. I think I'm going to get a pitcher plant for my garden soon.

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  6. come and see my collections of pitchers plants at my blog http://walizgarden.blogspot.com

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  7. Tatyana, Your blue poppy pics are absolutely beautiful!

    Autumn Belle, You getting one too? Soon we'll have no insects to handle pollination. :)

    Waliz, Dropped by to admire your healthy pitcher plant from Jusco already.

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  8. So many pitcher plants! I guess the water collected by this plant is tasty! That's why animal like monkey love it! hahaha...

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  9. Incredible! I had a venus fly trap before and kep it alive for a couple of years, but I think I tired it out triggering the trap!

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  10. Malar, You could be right. Let me know after trying it out, ok?

    Suzy, May Venus rest in peace :)

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  11. Pitcher plant growing on ground!
    Wow.. This gardener is so confident in putting them on soil. Normally I see most of them on hanging pot with Spanghom moss.
    I guess these highland plants are slowly getting accostumed with lowland climate.

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  12. James, There are lowland pitcher plants and highland pitcher plants.

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  13. I love these plants - I find them fascinating - must be great to be able to grow them in your garden. Have you been to Aaron's blog (member of blotanical too)? he writes quite abit about these plants too.
    http://aaronvft.blogspot.com/

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