Nepenthes - Tropical pitcherplants.
Nepenthes dubia (Talamau)
Nepenthes are wonderful plants to see in the wild but also to grow in the greenhouse. Pitcherplants occur in a fairly wide range of altitudes and ecologic conditions. Chances are good, some can grow in your greenhouse too!
All species require fairly high humidity of the air, but requirements in temperature and light vary considerably.
Some extreme highland species such as Nepenthes villosa need cool nights while others, such as N. bicalcarata should be kept above 15°C at all times. Neverthless in cultivation many species have shown to be far less demanding than expected.
Borneo, while not really the "hotspot" of Nepenthes distribution anymore, considering the amount of new discoveries from Sumatra still can be considered home of several of the most spectacular spec...
The Philippines are home of several interesting species, such as the huge and spectacular Nepenthes merrilliana, one of the biggest species, but also of the smallest species known to date - N. arge...
Malaysia - Peninsula
New Guinea is an area of extremes. High mountains, even with snow at their tops and huge swampy valleys. While the area is not particularly rich in species of pitcherplants, some of the most stunni...
Sulawesi, so far is not considered too rich in Nepenthes species. Nevertheless, with Nepenthes hamata N. eymae and N. glabrata some very rewarding plants to grow are found on this island.
More and more fascinating species were discovered in Sumatra over the last years. Especially taxa such as N. inermis, N. jacquelinae or N. dubia are phantastic plants to grow.
While the vast majority of species grows in Indonesia, Malaysia and on the Philippines, there are some species that occur elswhere. E.g. Nepenthes pervillei is found on the Seychelles, N. khasiana ...