Without plants, there would be no food, no animals of any sort, no life on earth at all. Yet for most of the time their lives remain a secret to us, hidden, private events.The reason is merely a difference of time. Plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Though not obviously to the naked eye, they are constantly on the move: developing, fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbours, struggling to find food, to increase their territories, to reproduce themselves, to find and hold a place in the sun. We only need to learn to look.
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The Private Life of Plants - Nepenthes - Netflix
Nepenthes (), also known as tropical pitcher plants, is a genus of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 150 species, and numerous natural and many cultivated hybrids. They are mostly liana-forming plants of the Old World tropics, ranging from South China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines; westward to Madagascar (two species) and the Seychelles (one); southward to Australia (three) and New Caledonia (one); and northward to India (one) and Sri Lanka (one). The greatest diversity occurs on Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines, with many endemic species. Many are plants of hot, humid, lowland areas, but the majority are tropical montane plants, receiving warm days but cool to cold, humid nights year round. A few are considered tropical alpine, with cool days and nights near freezing. The name “monkey cups” refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.
The Private Life of Plants - Hybrids and cultivars - Netflix
There are many hybrid Nepenthes and numerous named cultivars. Some of the more well-known, artificially produced hybrids and cultivars include: N. × coccinea ((N. rafflesiana × N. ampullaria) × N. mirabilis) N. × ventrata (N. ventricosa × N. alata) N. × 'Bloody Mary' (N. ventricosa × N. ampullaria) N. 'D'mato' (N. lowii × N. ventricosa) N. × mixta (N. northiana × N. maxima) N. 'Syurga' (N. ventricosa × N. northiana) N. 'Menarik' (N. rafflesiana × N. veitchii) N. 'Emmarene' (N. khasiana × N. ventricosa) N. 'Judith Finn' (N. spathulata × N. veitchii)
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