1 Package of 50 Seeds - tiny seeds
One of two Nepenthes native to Madagascar, this shrubby pitcher plant is distributed along the entire, humid east coast of the island, where it is found on the edges of swamps in peaty or sandy soils that are poor in nutrients.
It grows slnder shoots to about 1 m tall, with thick, leathery leaves that sport vase-like, yellow or reddish pitchers on wiry stalks. These pitchers fill with rain water and attract insects, mostly ants, that are trapped, drowned and finally digested by the plant as a supplement to the poor nutrient situation in its habitat.
Nepenthes madagascariensis is best suited to cultivation in tropical and warm temperate climates. Germination: Sow 1cm in coir or sowing mix + perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet. Germination takes 2-6 weeks.