purchase date: 10 / 05
arrived as size 3
plant origin: Nepenthes Nursery
photo taken: 6 / 08
Nepenthes eymae is a highland Nepenthes that produces two drastically different pitchers. The lower pitchers are cylindrical and "typical" in shape to most Nepenthes. The uppers are the toilet bowl shape and seem to be more attractive because of their uniqueness. I have several plants the I grow. The top plant purchased from the CP Jungle has never produced lower pitchers because it was purchased as a rooted cutting. It finally has produced multiple sideshoots and I'm waiting to see what the pitchers will look like on the lower sideshoots. One of the higher up sideshoots on the vine is producing only uppers. This plant has been one of my best growers and finally flowered for me this year and is female.
One of my other varieties I got from a private grower in trade. It was sent to me as a side-shoot with no roots. It had a woody stem which for me makes it difficult to root. I root my cuttings in glasses of water on windowsills. The nice green stem cuttings do well for me when I am rooting them. After about a month or so, the base of the cutting started blackening and I feared it was dying so I put it in moss and moved it outdoors to see what would happen. It ended up rooting and growing! I'd given this plant up for dead. Now it is growing in full sun in a hanging basket and doing great.
I also have the Wistuba clone I got from Exotic Plants Plus. This plant is starting to get larger but it is still producing only lower pitchers. All of my N. eymaes are easy to grow and do quite well outdoors. Since the upper pitchers are generally considered more showy, paying extra for a rooted cutting will cut years off waiting for a smaller plant to grow out until it is large enough to produce them.
Cultivation: easy; moderate grower but much quicker in
the vining stage
Market availability: size 2, size 3, to rooted cuttings; small plants are common, rooted cuttings are limited
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than locality names
$ / size: moderate to expensive; $25.00- $80.00
Cuttings: available at times for trade (Exotica Plants clone)
Sex: CP Jungle is female