photo taken 6/04

N. viellardii
purchase date: 9 / 03
arrived as a small size 3
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 9 / 04

Nepenthes viellardii is a lowlander I know very little about, even the spelling. I've seen it spelled N. vieillardii. I don't know which is the correct spelling. I grow this guy outdoors as a highlander and it has been a slow grower. This species is really a lowlander that I accidentally put outside because I had very little information about it. I've seen photos of larger plants and the pitchers appear almost solid red in coloration and have a typical Nepenthes pitcher form. This species would probably grow better as a windowsill plant or as a typical lowlander in a terrarium or greenhouse. However, my plant has had no problems outdoors other than just being a slow grower so it appears pretty hardy. I read somewhere that N. lamii and N. veillardii were at one time considered the same species. But now they are considered two different species. N. lamii is an ultra-highlander and grows real slow.

lowlander 30m-800m

Cultivation: moderate; slow outdoor grower, probably a quicker growing species if grown in typical lowland conditions
Market availability: size 2, size3, and larger plants; somewhat uncommon
Species variability: none that I'm aware of
$ / size: moderate;  $25.00 and up for larger specimens
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown