I was wondering if people could share their experience so far with growing this Nepenthes. What kind of conditions do you have it in? What kind of light is it getting and how often? What kind of growth are you experiencing? How are the pitchers developing, any variation at all? Maybe even a pic or two. I just received mine in the mail today and instead of following a generic care sheet i would like to fine tune my conditions based off of others failures and triumphs thus far. Thank you in advance for imparting you knowledge.
Mines been in a westerly windowsill but it doesnt like warm summer conditions and grows much better there during the winter. Also tried it overwinter quite cool ~10C (next to my pasian) and it didn't like that much either so it seems to be either a cool intermediate or a warmish highlander, depending on your point of view. No problems with low humdity, like truncata.
I would guess those who have had theirs in ideal conditions will have much bigger plants than mine so i also would like to hear their growing conditions.
I got this plant back when it first released (either first import or second, can't recall) and have grown it outdoors in South Florida since then. Back in April I purchased a green house and some 60% shade cloth and it seems to be doing much better.
It's pretty easy growing in my experience. It has survived less than ideal conditions in my care and now that I've been keeping it more shaded it's making pitchers regularly.
It's still small. A combination of a peaty mix, too much light and neglect in general kept it from gaining size until this year which is when I started taking better care of it. The same thing ended up killing my 3-4 year old sanguinea, ventricosa and fusca - Sarawak but the little guy/girl made it through. I'll try to post a pic later.
I have found this plant to be a hardy, steady (but not fast) grower in intermediate conditions, much like truncata. It likes light. Here is my largest pitcher so far. The pitcher is young and will darken over time.
The one I have has definitely shown a preference for cooler wintertime temps, and actually lost size over summer as temps rose. they also don't take very kindly to sudden increases in lighting or changes in temps, but survive well, and seem to be quite hardy.