Nepenthes sibuyanensis

Photography Rod Kruger © copyright 2004

DESCRIPTION:
Nepenthes sibuyanensis is endemic to the Island of Sibuyan, located in the Philippines Archipelago. Growing in open highland vegetation on steep hillsides, the tendrils reach down into the shady understorey of the stunted surrounding vegetation, where they open up hidden from plain view. Pitchers have a slight similarity to N. ventricosa, but are much larger and do not have the prominent waist. The pitchers are squat and plump, reaching impressive dimensions. Nectar glands are prevalent all over this species, including external pitcher walls and the underside of leaves, being easily seen as conspicuous black dots.

LOCATION
Philippines

ELEVATION: 1200-2000 meters

CULTIVATION
This can be an easy species to grow under typical highland conditions, although this is another species that is able to tolerate occasional warmer temperatures. Tendrils will grow very long in an attempt to find a dark, cool environment to develop pitchers. A potting mix with a high percentage of sphagnum moss is recommended

SCALE: 1-5 (1-easy, 5-challenging)
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