N. species #2
purchase date: 3 / 04
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken:  09 / 04

Nepenthes species #2 originated from Borneo Exotics. There are other species #2's out there but apparently not the same as this one. I don't know the rules for numbering unnamed species. So sometimes it gets confusing describing exactly which unnamed species one has. This plant like the species #1 from Borneo was very inexpensive. Again I don't know why this unnamed species can be around $50.00 cheaper than some other unnamed species. I've heard it may have something to do with how much seed was collected and germinated before getting the plants into tissue culture. But I'm very inexperienced and uninformed about that end of the Nepenthes business. What is confusing is that this plant is from Sumatra and not the Philippines as was told to me by another vendor. Borneo Exotics site has sp.1 and sp.2 from the Philippines pictured but evidently they are different species. Whatever the case it took a little beating through winter but is doing fine now. So maybe this species is more of an intermediate than a highlander. Hopefully more information will be released as to this plant's status.

higlander /  lowlander?

Cultivation:  easy to moderate outdoors, probably a more vigorous grower in true lowland conditions or as a windowsill specimen, stresses during colder winter temperatures
Market availability: somewhat uncommon, but available now. In the future?
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than small differences in size and color due to being seed grown
$ / size: inexpensive  $15.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown