The Monkey Jar (Adventures in Growing)



My partner and I have a passion for plants, and although we have only been in our new home for 6 weeks the urban jungle is growing quickly!

Our latest and by far trickiest addition is the Nepenthes or Monkey Jar, a carnivorous plant from Borneo. In return for attention and good care these plants will act as natural pest control, eating anything from fruit flies to cockroaches.

Although the jars turn brown in the winter, around May they should brighten up to a vibrant pink. I can’t wait to see how it develops!

Monkey Jars are currently listed as non-toxic, but can cause mild stomach upset in cats, so it’s best to keep them out of reach of your furbabies. You can check the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic plants here, I recommend pet owners check this list for every plant purchase.

The Monkey Jar (Adventures in Growing)

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