photo taken when N. muluensis was in its rosetted stage

N. muluensis
purchase date: 11 / 01
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: unsure, CP Jungle
photo taken: 4 / 04

N. muluensis
purchase date: 2 / 06
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Nepenthes Nursery
photo taken: 7 / 06

Nepenthes muluensis is an interesting plant. I saw a photo on the poster "Nepenthes of Sarawak" and decided to buy the plant. The plant I received had dark maroon leaves and pitchers. The one in the poster had maroon striations and was mainly a yellowish brown. I later found out that N. muluensis stays in a maroon stage until it begins to vine and that's when the pitchers turn lighter. That's exactly what happened to my plant! The upper pitchers are beginning to look exactly like the ones in the poster. My plant has had two growth spurts. It really took off from a small rosette and stopped! Now, it has moved into a climbing vine and produced its several basal shoots. I also purchased a different clone that originated from the Nepenthes Nursery in Germany. It appears very similar to my other and is starting to grow out of its rosette stage. Both plants are easy growers for me outdoors in full sun. They are hardy but a little slower growing than some other highlanders.

highlander 1900m-2400m

Cultivation: easy; moderate grower
Market availability: size 2, size 3 to rooted cuttings; somewhat limited
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than the usual different clones available
$ / size: moderate $35.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown