Nepenthes Alata - Monkey Jars

Pot size ⌀15cm


Monkey Jars are officially known as Nepenthes. While you've probably never heard of this genus, you've undoubtedly heard of carnivorous plants. Well, that's exactly what Nepenthes is. These climbing plants grow in tropical rainforests like those found in Borneo. They can easily grow up to fifteen metres high. (Don't worry, you won't have to re-roof your house when you buy our Monkey Jars!)

These tropical plants can also be found in the Netherlands and are grown in hot and humid greenhouses around the country. Monkey Jars spend two years in a greenhouse before they are available in shops. They can easily survive and thrive in the average living room, especially if you give them a generous watering.

Nepenthes is originally from the tropical rainforest of Borneo and the surrounding area. It can rain very heavily there! That’s why I like having a lot of water and high air humidity. 

Although Nepenthes pitcher plants may cause minor stomach irritation in dogs or cats if ingested, they are generally considered non-toxic and will not have any lasting effects. It is unlikely that your pet will experience any discomfort after consuming any part of the Nepenthes pitcher plant.

◉ Each plant is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only; size and shape may vary by season so all measurements shown are approximate 
◉ Supplied in original nursery grow pot

Care guide

Nepenthes Ventrata

Light: Bright Indirect

Water: 2x per week

Humidity: High

Feed: 1x per 2 months

Pet friendly: Nontoxic, but can cause mild digestive upset