photo taken 8/03

N. sibuyanensis
purchase date: 11 / 01
arrived as a size 3
plant origin:  CP Jungle
photo taken: 6 / 04

N. sibuyanensis
purchase date: 12 / 04
arrived as a size 3
plant origin:  CP Jungle
photo taken: 9 / 05

Nepenthes sibuyanensis originates from the Philippines and is considered a highlander that produces tubbyish pitchers of a reddish color. I'm not sure exactly what the adult pitchers will look like since I haven't seen a whole lot of literature about this species yet. But I've heard that they do get pretty large. I have a smaller plant I purchased from the CP Jungle years ago and a bigger plant that I got from Exotic Plants Plus more recently. The pitcher is a nice red since it was in full sunlight. Hopefully the other pitchers will stay this nice red as well. The peristome is also ridged which adds to the beauty of this species. My smaller plant seems to be somewhat slow growing and hasn't got into the vining stage that my large specimen has. For a Philippine species, this species has taken its time to produce pitchers for me. My other Philippine varieties like N. mindanoensis and N. philippinensis are growing much quicker. It seems that Exotica Plants is producing some nice colorful hybrids with N. sibuyanensis as well. I've had no trouble with this species adapting to my outdoor conditions. I just wish it would grow a bit faster.  

highlander 1500m-1800m

Cultivation: moderate, slow grower
Market availability: size 3 to larger plants;  fairly common
Species variability: none that I'm aware of
$ / size: moderate; $25.00 and up for larger specimens
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown