N. species nov. Sumatra
purchase date: 4 / 07
arrived as a small size 3
plant origin: Nepenthes Nursery
photo taken:  4 / 07

Nepenthes species nov. Sumatra is a new plant from the Nepenthes Nursery in Germany. They have several clones in tissue culture that are currently available. The plant above came from a private grower that was grown indoors under lights. I have two other clones that I'm growing outdoors but are smaller. I've seen some photos of large plants that are somewhat similar to N. jacquelineae in appearance. The upper pitchers are greenish yellow with striping on a "toilet bowl" type pitcher. Kind of similar to N. eymae uppers in a way. From what I've seen, this plant seems to be a quick grower for a highlander. As of now, this Nepenthes hasn't been officially named and given species status. I don't know much about this plant other than from other growers' photos and the profile on the Nepenthes Nursery website. 


Cultivation: appears to be a moderate to steady grower outdoors, a bit quicker than other highlanders 
Market availability: size 2, to size 3; available
Species variability: don't know, maybe a little between the available tissue culture clones
$ / size: expensive $50.00 and up (adjusting for the Euro); larger plants ( 5 inches or so) may run around $80.00 or more
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown