This swamp-dwelling species is one of the few that will develop basal rosettes when larger giving the appearance of a carpet of pitchers with no leaves. Loves high temperatures and humidity. Pitchers are globose and vary enormously in colouration.
This form of the species from Nabire in Papua has a distinctive bronze tint to the peristome. The parent plant the original seed was obtained from had almost black speckling to the pitcher body.
N. ampullaria is found at elevations of between 0 and 2100 meters.
Recommended Temperature Range: Day 73 - 91°F, Night 55 - 73°F