The insect-eating pitcher plant, also adoringly known as ‘monkey cups’ takes root on Brunei soil and can be spotted along jungle tracks, and the highlands of Temburong. But it isn’t the poor plant’s fault for resorting to eating insects or whatever falls into it. The plant’s carnivorous ways are because of nutrient-poor soil. So a plant has got to do whatever it takes to stay alive. Just don’t stick your finger in there or its highly acidic digestive enzymes might just make you its next meal.