Native to nutrient-poor soils, monkey cups (Nepenthes ‘Miranda’) have dangling pouches that capture and dissolve insects for food. “We call them ‘roach motels’ because insects
check in, but they’re never checking out,” says Mark Pendleton, manager of Brookside Orchids. Pair the plant with Spanish
moss, a cobwebby mass made up of tangled airplants (Tillandsia usneoides).
To grow: Try monkey cups as houseplants; they need bright light and daily misting.