A grand lowland Nepenthes, N. truncata is known to swallow entire rats whole. How can you tell? The smell, unfortunately. And the bones. They don’t digest the calcium-heavy bones. Nepenthes truncata is native to the Philippines and develops, as you’ve probably guessed, massive pitchers. More on these killers, below.
As a lowland with a wide elevation distribution along the islands of Mindanao, Leyte, and Dingat, Nepenthes truncata grows from sea level up to about 5,000 feet (1500 m). The species N. robcantleyi was previously considered the highland variety of this impressive species. Humidity stays high, days get hot (80°sF/26°C), and evenings stay warm in the high 60°sF and 70sF (15°C-22°C).
There are highland varieties of Nepenthes truncata, and they do enjoy cooler temperatures with days in the 70°sF (20°sC) and drops to 50°-60° Fahrenheit (10°-15°C ) at night.