All About Pitcher Plants and How to Sketch Them

Pitcher plants are one of the most fascinating groups of carnivorous plants and in the video below I’ll be sharing all I know about them and how to draw their water pitcher-shaped, insect-catching leaves. I’ll focus on a truly bizarre species called the Fanged Pitcher Plant; Nepenthes bicalcarata, that resides in the lowland rainforests of western Borneo.

So sketch alongside me by getting out your pencils, paper, and then DOWNLOAD your high-resolution cheat sheet and follow along to the video below that I recorded as a Facebook Live video.

Learn More about Pitcher Plants

I’ve been lucky to observe many species of carnivorous plants out in buggy bogs and water-logged wetlands like the one pictured below on the island of Borneo. Borneo has over 30 species of pitcher plants in the genus Nepenthes, distributed in a wide variety of habitats.
The island is the world’s center of diversity for this group of carnivorous plants. I found them both in the highlands of Mount Kinabalu and the lowland rainforests of the Kinabatangan River delta, where I filmed the video below.