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Nepenthes ampullaria (Sendwa, Irian Jaya)

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Product number: AW-N_amp_Sdw.1
Product information "Nepenthes ampullaria (Sendwa, Irian Jaya)"
Nepenthes amullaria clearly belongs to the plants with an unusual growth habit. In Nepenthes ampullaria, from a certain size of the main shoot, a multitude of basals are formed, which are characterized by large pitchers on vanishingly small leaves. From a certain age onwards, this can lead to a sea of large basal pitchers being formed around the main shoot, which seem to simply stand freely.
This is N. ampullaria's way of "detrivory", using detritus falling into the pitchers as fertilizer. However, these soil pots also provide habitat and shelter for many animal species. Even one of the smallest frog species discovered to date, Microhyla nepenthicola, uses the pitchersas a spawning ground.
In the wild, N. ampullaria inhabits swampy forest areas in Borneo, New Guinea, Malaysia, the Maluku Islands, Singapor, Sumatra, Thailand and other small areas below 1000 m.a.s.l. This makes the species one of the most widespread of the genus.
The almost spherical, laterally flattened pitchers are absolutely characteristic for this species.
Extremely interesting species for every lowland setup, if the space for larger plants is given.