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Good day Community. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I would like to know what type of pitcher plant is this. ( I will add a picture to the post. )

A little backstory my mom wanted a plant that could eat the bugs and flies that are flying around the house. She got it from a vendor selling it at her local Flea Market. Wanted to know more about the plants.


Also I noticed that these don't have any liquid inside of them.( I read that pitcher plants attract the prey and then eat the prey with the liquid )

Alsoas you can see they were hanged and then I guess it did not have much support and the whole thing came down. I'm afraid I hurt them or maybe what ever liquid was inside of them just flew out. ..

I would appreciate any tips and recommendations on how to best take care of them.
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By ChefDean
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#377336
I believe that's a N. ventricosa, but don't quote me. Maybe someone with a better knowledge can confirm or not.
As to the liquid in the pitchers, in my experience they produce their own liquid in good lighting or as necessary. Hang it in front of a sunny window and it should produce liquid, or you can fill the pitchers about 1/3 of the way with distilled water.
However, I have also found that if you fill one pitcher with water and feed it with bugs, it will respond by filling the other pitchers by itself. That way may take some time, but if the plant is stressed, it may not want all its pitchers full of bugs right now.
If you hang it outside, just hang it in a place that does not have direct sunlight. These things are tropical plants, but live under the cover of the trees , so too much direct light is not good.
Nice plant, good luck.
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I'll second the N. 'Ventrata' guess.
It's a very popular commercial Nepenthes hybrid, it grows as a window sitting houseplant.
Put it in a window where it gets lots of light.
Top water it daily, let the water drain.
Nepenthes get unhappy if their roots are continuously sitting in water.
I water mine with distilled water, rainwater, or de-ionized water. (In all cases TDS should be below 50 ppm)
Once you set it up like this, track down a copy of Peter D'Amato's "The Savage Garden" revised edition from your local library and you can find a lot more in-depth information.
Once you get hooked, go out and buy a copy.
It's the best available book for growing CP.
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