What do Angelina Jolie, Ning Baizurah and Pitcher plants have in common? Nope, it is neither their voices nor their singing career but their thick luscious lips! Nepenthes or the Pitcher plant is a unique plant that takes shape of a pitcher (jug) and thus its name. This plant which they call periuk kera in malay is carnivorous which means it eats other smaller animals that gets trapped in its cup. It was enough to pique my curiosity and so up the mountain I went.
|Pitcher plants can be very colourful|
|While going up to Genting Highlands, observe the home of Nepenthes below the cable car|
|It was beautifully misty|
|Reached the Chocolate Forest|
|Feeling close to heaven with scenery like this|
|Need a hug hug|
|Brown is beautiful in the Chocolate Forest|
Interesting facts about the Pitcher plants:
- If you peer into the belly of the Pitcher plant, there is liquid inside. It is called nectar- a sweet-smelling juice that attracts little animals and insects.
- Once the insect/ animal has fallen inside, it is difficult for it to climb back up due to the structures of the pores on the wall. Small frogs, lizards and snakes can fall victim of the seemingly harmless plant.
- The nectar dissolves and digests the prey trapped inside. The plants draw nutrients from it.
- The leaf that looks like a detached lid is used to control the amount of rain entering the plant.
- These plants are so beautiful that it is made the national flower of a province in Canada- Newfoundland and Labrador
- The pitcher plant is also been used to cook lemang lately in Ramadhan bazaars in Malaysia and has become a big fashionable hit.
- Pitcher plants will not eat humans.
|Arranging the pitcher plant at the trellis|
|Peering inside the stomach of the Pitcher Plant|
|Pitcher plants that were cultivated from the wild|
And the photo taking at the English Garden continues...
|Pretty English Garden|
|When Genting starts to plant human heads|
|Frosty and beautiful|
|Every corner is a good backdrop at the English Garden|
|Perambulating at the garden|
|Getting up close and personal with Pitcher plants- unique moment|
|Pitcher plants adopted from the forest and thriving at Treks' base at Awana Genting|
|3 main species of the Nepenthes that create other vibrant colours through natural hybridization|
|Colourful Pitcher plants found in the highlands as a result of natural hybridization|
|One more look of the Chocolate Forest|
|Back down again to Awana Genting above the Skyride Forest|
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