N. talangensis as it first arrived. {photo taken 6/04}

N. talangensis
purchase date: 6 / 04
arrived as a size 2
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 4  / 05

Nepenthes talangensis was somewhat of a difficult plant to come by.  I got my first one from Wistuba at the Nepenthes Nursery in Germany in January 2002 because he was the only vendor that had it available. It was extremely small, just out of tissue culture I believe. It was a size 2 less than 1 inch across. That plant never really took off for me. Then Borneo Exotics released their clones and that's the one's that are pictured. It was a size 2 small plant as well. I've seen pictures of adult plants and they seem to have a speckled pitcher with a red peristome and are somewhat tubby shaped. Charles Clarke has a good species profile in his book "Nepenthes of Sumatra..." This species seems to be a very slow growing species something similar to N. lowii. It will probably be some time before larger specimens appear on the market, let alone cuttings.

highlander 1800m-2500m

Cultivation: moderate; very slow grower
Market availability: size 2 to possible size 3 in the near future; very limited
Species variability: none that I'm aware of
$ / size: expensive  $35.00 to $70.00 +
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown