N. insignis
purchase date: 1 / 03
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: unsure, Cook's Carnivorous Plants
photo taken: 11 / 04

Nepenthes insignis is another plant I'm not that familiar with. I haven't seen a lot of literature about this plant. I believe it is a lowlander that grows close to intermediate range. There are a few pictures of this plant here and there that show decent sized pitchers that are somewhat striped and cylindrical. To me, it is not a striking Nepenthes. Kind of ordinary, but that could change over time. I grow this plant outdoors as a highlander. It has been a slow grower that has shown stress due to lower winter temperatures. When the temperatures warm up, it does fine outdoors. So this species would be better grown in lowland conditions or as a windowsill plant. N. insignis reacts similar to N. albomarginata, N. longifolia, and N. campanulata if grown outdoors during the colder, winter months and would benefit from being brought indoors to weather the colder temperatures then moved outdoors for spring and summer.

lowlander 80m-800m

Cultivation: easy to moderate as a lowlander; moderate as a highlander outdoors, slows down drastically during winter
Market availability: size 2, size 3 to larger plants; somewhat uncommon
Species variability: Tayveve, typical, other locality names
$ / size: moderate $25.00 and up for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown