Nepenthes pervillei (Seychelles)
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It occurs on the islands of Mahé and Silhouette at 350-600 m.a.s.l. and inhabits extreme habitats there.
Often the substrate is extremely thin or completely absent and the plant grows on bare rock, where it secures itself in crevices. The rocks are completely exposed to the sun and the plants brave all kinds of weather.
The pitchers themselves are amphora-shaped and stand upright on a short tendril. The lower pitchers are mostly red. the uppers mostly orange-yellow.
Nepenthes pervillei often bears an extremely large number of pitchers at the same time, so pictures from natural sites showing a sea of small N. pervillei pitchers are particularly spectacular.
Unfortunately the species is not easy to keep, but with a lot of light, wind and warmth quite doable.