Nepenthes Menehune is hybrid between a highlander and a lowlander. This hybrid originated from the Leilani Hapu'u Nursery. From what I can tell this hybrid has some N. campanulata influence in it but the majority seems to be from the N. ventricosa. Hybrids with N. ventricosa are generally vigorous and low maintenance Nepenthes that adapt to a wide variety of conditions. I'm growing this hybrid outdoors in full sun on a bench. Once it acclimates it should do just fine. When winter comes, it may stress if the temperatures get into the upper 30's to low 40's for periods of time. My N. ventricosas tolerate my winters but N. campanulata doesn't do well below 50 F. I would imagine that N. Menehune grows best in intermediate to warmer temperatures than to the highlander side.
lowlander / intermediate / highlander? (not a naturally occurring hybrid)
Cultivation: should be an easy grower in intermediate
conditions; probably leans toward warmer temperatures,possible indoor Nepenthes
Market availability: size 3; available
Species variability: some variation in color and pitcher shape
$ / size: moderate to expensive: $40.00 - $70.00
Cuttings: none available for trade