Friday, December 7, 2007

Setting a trap

There ought to be a way to trap all the obnoxious scum bugs in our lives, be it car scratchers or blood suckers, and turn them into more meaningful materials .... like fertilisers.

Pitcher plants or Monkey Cups as they are called, have jug-shaped modified leaves that act like pot-bellies - digesting anything that fall inside. The jug of this Nepenthes rafflesiana sits patiently amongst the kerangas wasteland, and is so big it can catch a small mouse, as it sometimes does. This is a common plant and widespread throughout SE Asia.

1 comment:

Hort Log said...

With the coming of Chinese New Year, I have seen some nurseries label these plants "Money Cup". What a farce......

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