Highland Pitcher Plants of the genus Nepenthes

Highland Nepenthes are used of having cold nights, while the daytime temperatures can still reach 30 degree Celsius. How cold the temperature drop at night is, depends on the altitude, usually it ranges between 10-20 degree Celsius. Still many of them can be negotiated to grow in the lowlands , some punish it with slowed growth or even crippled pitchers, for others you won't feel a problem at all. It certainly helps to provide them with a moist (air!) growing environment, while they usually prefer a more airy, coarse soil. With an airy soil, care has to be taken that it never dries out. Otherwise you can refer to the care instructions of the lowland Nepenthes.
Of course if you live in an elevated area, then this is your page! Then 'hard' to grow plants won't be 'hard' to grow at all.

Highland Species

N. burbidgeae BE3041

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OUT OF STOCK

A very pretty highlander (1200- 2550m) with cream white pitchers (Later!). The closest relative would be N. macfarlanei.
It originates from Borneo around Mt. Kinabalu. The name of this plant is always mentioned when people talk about N. rajah, so I thought it is also rather slow, but I am wrong, this plant seems to be quite agile.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. burbidgeae MT6

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OUT OF STOCK

Due to the success with our BE burbidgeae and many waiting customers, we stocked up on burbidgeae to make it available to many others. Cream colored almost white heavily blotched pitchers with heavy striped peristomes, what else could a Nepenthes enthusiast ask for? However, judging by the recent pitchers this plant is throwing out I tend to assume that MT shipped accidentally burbidgeae x edwardsiana, which might be even more attractive though.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. burkei Halcon BE3254

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OUT OF STOCK

A spectacular plant from Mindoro Island in the Philippines that occurs above 1500m. While it used to be confused with N. ventricosa this plant really bears a lot of differences when it comes to peristome and coloration. It remains to be seen how well it produces pitchers in hot lowland conditions - for us it grows like weeds.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. chaniana MT24

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A plant that was long collected as N. pillosa, until the type location was visited recently and the true N. pillosa turned out to look way more like N. burbidgeae. Thus the plant we have here, was described as a new species. It has remarkably large yellow pitchers considering the compressed rosettes and the whole plant is covered by a dense indumentum. It's native to Kalimantan at altitudes from 1100-1800m.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. copelandii 'Mt. Apo' BE3046

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This is the classic Mt. Apo form of N. copelandii with the perfect funnel shaped pitchers that can be near white in color. Another sturdy highlander that is doing well in the lowlands, even though it originates from the highest mountain of the Philippines (around 1300-2300m).

Lowland suitabilty: Very good.

N. eymae BE3067

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OUT OF STOCK

This plant was traded for several years as N. eymae, but it turned out to be just a very spectacular form of N. maxima, which is anyway a very close relative. Our sales plants don't have the wine glass shaped uppers yet, but look more like N. Miranda or similar, but once you allow it to climb you can witness the beautiful uppers as illustrated above. Altitude 1500-1800m in Sulawesi. A fast and uncomplicated plant recommendable to beginners.

Lowland suitability: Good.

N. failzaliana MT53

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OUT OF STOCK

A plant very close to N. boschiana, stenophylla and so on. It performs very well for us.

N. fusca 'flared Peristome' BE3068

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This form of N. fusca features a spectacular flared peristome and some of the thinnest pitchers in the genus. Like N. maxima this plant should perform well in the lowlands, too. It originates from Borneo and loves the rainy season.Even among the different fusca clones this one is relatively slow growing.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

N. gracillima MT128

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N. gracillima originates from Peninsular Malaysia and is found at altitudes from 1600-2100m. The name stands for very slim, which refers to the upper pitchers. During the past decades it has been confused with N. alba and N. ramispina. These plants are not in a hurry to get big while bearing cute pitchers - the word Bonsai comes to mind, good for people with little growing space.

Lowland suitabilty: hard

N. macfarlanei Genting BE3103

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A pretty but delicate highlander (1000-2150m) from the Cameroon highlands in Peninsular Malaysia with very colorful pitchers. In full sunlight these can even turn into white. If grows very well in intermediate locations, can also adopt to the lowlands, but has to be kept humid at all times. The red peristome has at some point definitely ferrari colors. Actually the whole plant feels very "high resolution", the speckles and morphological details (the leaves have a very thin red margin for example) seem to be much finer than other species, making already the small plants spectacular. It is also notable that the underside of the lid is hairy.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 450 SIZE M

N. mira BE3123

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A plant only known from the summit area of Cleopatra's peak in Palawan, Philippines. It shows similarities to it's neighbors N. deaniana, N. attenboroughii, N. mantalingajanensis and even N. rajah. Therefore you should reserve ample of space for it. Altitude 1500-1600m. People talk a lot about N. sibuyanensis, while this plant, which gets a similar giant size, is less known to most. On the cultivation side it never failed for us to produce a pitcher and is increasing steadily, while growing at a good speed.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

N. petiolata BE3135

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Same plant from BE, which might be from the type location.

Lowland suitabilty: Good

N. rajah BE3152

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This is the king of all Nepenthes as it claims to have largest traps in the genus, sometimes cited as the largest carnivorous plant on the planet. The pitchers can supposedly contain up to 3.5 liters of fluid. It is an ultrahighlander occuring between 1500-2650 on Mt. Kinabalu and Tambuyukon in Borneo. Due to its fame and occurence on a limited habitat it is considered threatened However in the meantime it has entered successfully mass propagation and should be preserved for generations to come. If you are challenged to give this plant a try, make sure you can offer lower night time temperatures. We have around 14-19 degrees at night depending on the season, which makes our rajahs and subsequently us already very happy.

Lowland suitabilty: Hard.

N. ramispina Genting BE3155

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This underestimated plant from Peninsular Malaysia features almost black pitchers that contrast perfectly with the lime green interior. It is pretty close to N. sanguinea but grows very slow in comparison - maybe it needs even cooler nights.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

Price: Php 450 SIZE S

N. reinwardtiana BE3159

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Another Nepenthes-racer from Peninsular Malaysia growing at 0-2200m. I think it is so fast because of it's very aerodynamic design :) A plant that will keep it's owner happy, no matter where he lives. Some pitchers have unique eye spots in the inside. There is also a species named N. naquiyuddinii (I know it looks like my keyboard is broken) floating around, which might or might not have sufficient differences to justify it's separate description. Now large plants without price increase!

Lowland suitabilty: Very good!

Price: Php 450 SIZE L

N. rhombicaulis MT69

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

A pitcher plant from Sumatra at altitudes from 1700-1900m. It's a quite interesting species as it has been noted that the pitchers become up to twice as large, when they are allowed to form below soil level, suggesting that it might be specialized on trapping subterraneous insects. Upper pitchers are rare, while the plant is a strong climber that can archive heights of 35 meters!

Lowland suitabilty: Unknown

Price: Php 400 SIZE M (lowered from P450)

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N. sanguinea Genting BE3162

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OUT OF STOCK

An undemanding highland (900-1800m) plant from the Genting Highlands of peninsular Malaysia. It produces many large orange colored or, as in case with our clone, maroon pitchers and is together with N. reinwardtiana, maxima/eymae and alata in our experience the fastest grower in the genus only bypassed by hybrids. It grows also well in hot climates.

Lowland suitabilty: Very good.

N. sanguinea BE3312

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Same like before, but this clones can also feature orange/salmon colored pitchers. Plus they are available for sale.

Lowland suitabilty: Very good

N. sanguinea Genting MT28A

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OUT OF STOCK

A new clone in our program. They are mostly green as we grow them partially shaded, but might turn salmon in strong light.

Lowland suitabilty: Very good

N. sibuyanensis MT109

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A highland (1500-1800m) plant with giant pitchers from the windswept summit of Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Sibuyan island in the eastern Philippines. The pitchers remind of those from the faster growing N. ventricosa, at least as long N. sibuyanensis is a baby plant... It has extremely long tendrils that try to hide the pitchers in the loose soil for additional storm proofing.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

N. sp#1 BE3172

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This pretty fellow from Sumatra has pitchers exceeding 30 cm and is an easy grower too, but not yet named. Hopefully we can update this info after some time.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. spectabilis BE3176

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A highlander from Gunung Pangulubao, Sumatra growing at an altitude from 1400-2200m. It somewhat reminds the observer of N. maxima, but latest the upper pitchers don't fail to amaze, due to their sheer length and slimness with an infundibular pitcher top. The coloration is also very high contrast and high detail.Together with the other features, it is a favorite plant used for making spectacular hybrids.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 550 SIZE M

N. stenophylla Bareo MT8

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A hairy plant from Borneo producing funnel shaped pitchers up to 25cm. There is much confusion how similar this plant is to N. fallax and N. faizaliana. The image shows our BE clone, which is older than the new sales batch.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair

N. truncata 'Pasian' BE3203

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Nepenthes truncata is one of the giant pitcher plants, making huge pitchers capable of reaching 50 cm. It's also been documented to catch mice and rats. We are selling the more spectacular highland form. The pitchers have a red blush and a striped peristome. Still it does grow well under lowland conditions, too. It originates from Mt. Pasian (around 1200m) in northeastern Mindanao. Opposite to some others sources in the Philippines these plants originate from in-vitro thus keeping the natural populations protected! Unlike the other giants, these plants are easy to grow and become big within a few years only.

Lowland suitabilty: Very good.

N. truncata MT31A

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AVAILABLE NOW

At last we were able to source some N. truncata again. These are the lowland form with yellow peristome. Everyone calls those lowland, but actually they can be also or even more likely be found at high altitudes. Be careful with other Philippine truncata sources, they are often poached from nature - ours is NOT! truncata is known increasing size rapidly.

Lowland suitabilty: Very good.

Price: P1000 SIZE M

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N. veitchii Golden Peristome BE3207

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The species generally occurs from 50-1200m in Borneo. The picture still shows a young plant. The peristome tends to get very huge and triangular later. The plant has the ability to 'hug' trees and climb them up. One of the most spectacular plants in the genus that feels quite close to N. truncata.

Lowland suitabilty: Good.

N. veitchii Bareo Highlands MT32C

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

A veitchii with a striped peristome. Note that the picture shows a more adult plant than the sale plants.

Lowland suitabilty: Good.

Price: Php 1000 SIZE M

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N. veitchii Pink MT

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

A hairy pink colored veitchii with yellow peristome.

Lowland suitabilty: Good.

Price: Php 1000 SIZE M

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N. veitchii Hose Mountains MT32J

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OUT OF STOCK

A veitchii from the Hose Mountains in central Sarawak, Borneo. Unfortunately we won't have it for sale in near future.

Lowland suitabilty: Good.

N. ventricosa 'red, clone 1' BE3215

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

A lovely and fast growing highland (1200-1500m) plant from Luzon island in the Philippines. The pitchers are waisted and have a waxy pinkish surface. This plant remains relatively small, although the adult pitchers impress by size and beauty.
Still, in the lowlands like Manila during the dry season, pitchering might stop for a while, which is not threatening to the plant itself. However of all ventricosas I got my hands on, this one is the most prolific and keeps on increasing in all dimensions rapidly.
UPDATE: We are always happy to reduce prices of Philippine species to fight poaching.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 350 SIZE M

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N. ventricosa 'Madja-as' BE3278

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

This ventricosa form is from the highest mountain of Panay island, Philippines. It has a different coloration and peristome than its neighbor and resembles some features of N. burkei from Mindoro. This ventricosa is new to cultivation, there is even a chance that it might be separated into a new species one day. It is a speedy grower for us, that easily outperforms its close relative N. sibuyanensis.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 800 SIZE M

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N. ventricosa 'Black Peristome' MT33

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Despite being known as a common and easy beginners plant, ventricosa also belongs to the prettiest of the genus. This black peristome form sounds spectacular, although the 'black' sets in quite late, prior to the pitcher starting to wilt. So most of it's pitcher-life the peristome is red, but slightly darker than our red peristome clone...

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 350 SIZE NOW L same price

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N. ventricosa 'Tubby and wide' BE3217

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE

This is a single clone of Nepenthes ventricosa that has relatively stout pitchers with a wide peristome. The pitcher itself also has often a reddish tint to it making it one of our favorites.

Lowland suitabilty: Fair.

Price: Php 600 SIZE M

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