Collection: Nepenthes

Nepenthes are carnivorous plants native to Asia. Alternate leaves are positioned along the stem, the central vein of which extends beyond the apex forming a tendril. The tendril ends with a trap, a sac equipped with an operculum called an ascidium. The insects, attracted by the nectar secreted by glands sprinkled on the ascidian, fall inside, where they are digested by a liquid and assimilated by the plant.