The Extinct Pitcher Plant

by Faris
(Taman Sri Pinang)

Kenapa pitcher plant extinct?

(Why did the pitcher plant become extinct?)

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The Extinct Pitcher Plant

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Feb 18, 2009
Why the extinct pitcher plants? I wished I knew!
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Faris

I believe you are responding to a statement that some carnivorous plants in Singapore have become extinct?

Well, I wished I knew.

Perhaps these pitcher plants looked very beautiful and attracted many early Singaporeans to collect them?

Perhaps, after that they were unable to reproduce themselves?

Perhaps, we destroyed their habitats while developing our housing estates?

I'm not a botanist. So if you know why some carnivorous plants become extinct in Singapore, please share with us.


May 21, 2009
Soil Problems
by: Anonymous

The Singapore Government has a rule that says all land with no buildings on it must be covered with plants/ grass.

Therefore the soil used are all yellow soil(rich in iron). Pitcher plants live on soil that has very little nutrients or none at all. They will die if the soil is rich in nutrient. Therefore they can't live in Singapore.

Dec 09, 2009
True about Pitcher Plants
by: Anonymous

True, Pitcher Plants live in rich poor soil... if only there were more answers to why they are going extinct! They are one of the most endangered animals...

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