N. tomoriana
purchase date: 4 / 04
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 4 / 04

red patches don't extend the wall of the pitcher

N. tomoriana
purchase date: 8 / 05
arrived as a large size 3
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 8 / 05

Nepenthes tomoriana has recently become available. It originates form the Tomori Bay in Sulawesi. It is a lowlander that generally grows from 0 to 400 meters. I originally started growing this species as a windowsill plant and it did alright. Then I heard from Tony at Exotic Plants Plus that N. tomoriana can take lower temperatures so I moved it outdoors. I did this because the plant was inexpensive and I have limited windowsill space. It showed some stress from lower winter temperatures outside. There was leaf browning and some pitcher wilting. But when spring came back, so did the plant and the leaves became waxy. I recently bought a bigger N. tomoriana and am going to grow that one indoors. At first I kind of overlooked the beauty of this species, but now I have come to really appreciate more when I take time to look at it. The red patching stops part way down the pitcher wall. It has nice striping on the peristome as well. I haven't any negative feedback or difficulty growing this species as a typical lowlander. If grown outdoors during the warmer months, it would benefit weathering the colder fall and winter indoors and then can be moved outdoors when warmer temperatures return. 

lowlander 0m-400m

Cultivation: easy to moderate indoors, moderate outdoors; slows down and stresses in winter months
Market availability:  size 2 to size 3;  limited at this time
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than locality names
$ / size:  inexpensive to moderate; $10.00 - $35.00 for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown