bigger pitcher of a maturing N. mira with N. villosa in the foreground {photo taken 5/04}

N. mira
purchase date: 1 / 03
arrived as a size 3
plant origin:  Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 9 / 04

N. mira
purchase date: 10 / 02
arrived as a size 2
plant origin: Nepenthes Nursery, Germany
photo taken: 6 / 06

Nepenthes mira is another recent species from the Philippines to get into cultivation. I have two plants. One came from Wistuba in Germany, and the other originated from Borneo Exotics. It's a slow to moderate grower that has tubby lower pitchers. I haven't seen a lot of information on this plant. I bought the plant mainly from pictures I found at different websites and because it was a highlander. I've had no problems with this plant and it is just now beginning to put out larger pitchers. It also seems to put out basal shoots at a young age as well. The tendrils and the pitchers have a slight fuzz on them too. I've heard this plant referred to as the "N. rajah" from the Philippines. This is a very easy going plant to grow outdoors with little trouble that will hopefully produce large pitchers.

highlander 1800m

Cultivation: easy; semi-slow to moderate grower
Market availability: size 2 to size 3; fairly available
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than locality names and different clones from different vendors
$ / size: moderate to expensive; $35.00 and up for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: male (Borneo Exotics)