Nepenthes gracilliflora is a species from the so-called "Nepenthes alata complex".It has long been considered a synonym of Nepenthes alata, but differs from Nepenthes alata in a number of characteristics such as the structure of the pitcher lids and the petioles.
Very impressive and yet easy to maintain species. Nepenthes sibuyanensis is often completely underestimated, but the large lower pitchers of N. sibuyanensis are absolutely unique. Given the size and shape, the description pot- or bucket-shaped is certainly not inappropriate.The peristome looks very similar to that of N. ventricosa and is broad, serrated and ribbed. The color of the pitchers are usually a light orange or pink and the color of the peristome red or brown with great variability in brightness. High pitchers are slightly more elongated and can turn almost completely white. The robust and vigorous nature coupled with the huge, shapely base cans make this species a recommendation without reservation.
Nepenthes ceciliae is a very pretty, smaller species, known for its bright yellow upper pitchers. It belongs to the Nepenthes alata group, but shows unusually squat lower pitchers for this group. These have a pronounced constriction in the middle of the pitcher and dark, mottled pitchers with dark red peristomes. The upper pitchers are usually solid light yellow, showing their own unique aesthetic.Young leaves show intense red foliage.The species was described in 2011 and was found on Mt. Kiamo in Mindanao at 1500-1880 m.a.s.l.. Very simple species that is perfect for the entry into the hobby.
An absolutely stunning lowland species that rival other species for the largest pitchers in the genus. The pitchers grow to 35 cm high and 14 cm wide. There is a close relationship to Nepenthes bellii and Nepenthes suriagonensis. Bottom pitchers are very bulbous to ovate and reddish to orange (rarely green) with an open, serrated peristomes. The upper pitchers correspond largely to the lower pitchers.N. merrilliana occurs from northeastern Mindanao and the offshore islands at 0-1100 m.a.s.l.. Here you have the chance to acquire the probably largest strict lowland species here.
A much sought-after form of the well-known N. ventricosa. The anyway very characteristic, hourglass-shaped and easy to maintain N. ventricsoa shows in the alba form light green, almost white pitchers and a red peristome. The contrast is immediately striking!However, the form still shows all the popular characteristics of N. ventricosa, including high adaptability and vigor.This makes this plant suitable for both beginners and experienced collectors.