photo taken:  9 / 04

N. campanulata
purchase date: 4 / 02
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Malesiana Tropicals
photo taken:  6 / 06

Nepenthes campanulata is another recently discovered species that hit the market back in 2002. It was brought into tissue culture and made available from Malesiana Exotics I believe. The first specimens I bought from a retail vendor had difficulty adjusting to outdoor conditions. They went into shock and one died. Part of this was because they hadn't been "greenhouse" hardened off very long. I began growing them outdoors as highlanders and they did fine during the summer but stopped growing in the winter months. Finally I decided that they should be grown as a windowsill plant and they have done well. Since N. campanulata is a small growing Nepenthes, it really does make an ideal windowsill plant. Once adapted to lower household humidity, they are pretty academic to care for. It also makes a great terrarium specimen as well because of its small size and lowland to intermediate requirements. This species was once quite rare and very expensive. Now that it has been brought into tissue culture prices have dropped quite a bit from when it was first introduced. Look for some interesting hybrids involving N. campanulata in the future. 

lowlander 300m

Cultivation: moderate to difficult outdoors, good windowsill / terrarium specimen; slow to moderate grower, not a big plant
Market availability: size 2 to size 3; fairly available
Species variability: green, "reddish" variety
$ / size: moderate $30.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown