The genus Nepenthes includes species of carnivorous plants with passive traps of the Nepenthaceae family.
These are humid tropical climate plants that supplement their nutrient supply by trapping insects in urn-shaped devices filled with a liquid in which they drown. A hundred species have already been identified. These botanical curiosities enjoyed growing success in the 19th century, with the rise of decorative greenhouses in the West and the competition between collectors who gradually acclimatized many species to this method of growing under shelter.

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