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Nepenthes ampullaria, speckled, tricolor (Tayeve, Irian Jaya)

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Product number: AW_N_amp_Tay05.3
Product information "Nepenthes ampullaria, speckled, tricolor (Tayeve, Irian Jaya)"
Large form of this wonderful species with speckled pitchers. Nepenthes ampullaria clearly belongs to the plants with unusual growth habit. In Nepenthes ampullaria, from a certain size of the main shoot, a large number 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 on the ground.
This is N. ampullaria's way of "detrivory", using detritus falling into the pichers as fertilizer. However, these lower pitchers also provide habitat and shelter for many animal species. Even one of the smallest frog species discovered to date, Microhyla nepenthicola, uses the pots as 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. (higher altitudes, however, have already been recorded). 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.