photo taken:  4 / 04

N. macfarlanei
purchase date: 2 / 02
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: unsure, CP Jungle
photo taken:  6 / 06

N. macfarlanei
purchase date: 8 / 07
arrived as a large plant
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken:  8 / 07

Nepenthes macfarlanei was a Nepenthes I wasn't too thrilled about at first. It looked like a N. maxima or many other striped Nepenthes. Since it was a highlander, I decided to give it a try. Heck, I'll give any highlander a try! I'm glad I did. I'm growing two clones right now. One is the Borneo Exotics clone and the other one originated from the CP Jungle and I'm unaware of that plant's origin. I'm surprised I haven't seen many photos of large plants. This species has been around a while but for some reason other growers haven't posted many photos of this species. I grow the bigger ones in hanging baskets in full sun. My oldest clone hasn't produced any basals yet despite hanging over the edge of the pot. Usually longer, drooping vines encourage basal shoots. It's a plant that is a moderate grower otudoors but not as quick as some of the other highlanders like N. maxima. Hybrids of this species seem to be scarce as well. Exotica Plants produces the most hybrids and I don't recall seeing any using N. macfarlanei.

highlander 1000m-2150m

Cultivation: easy; moderate grower outdoors
Market availability: size 3 to large plants; fairly common
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than locality specimens
$ / size: moderate  $20.00 to $35.00 for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown