Here are a few shots from this morning of some of my outdoor highland Nepenthes (with an odd Australian neighbor tagging along for the ride) -- two of which looked like they were on their last legs as recently as 15 June. Some odd ailment struck both my Nepenthes jamban (picked up in the Spring in a TF trade) as well as N. aristolochioides. I couldn't find any particular pest and all the neighboring plants seemed happy as clams. The affected plants' leaves mysteriously blackened from the tips inward (any ideas out there?) and I honestly thought that I had lost them both; thankfully though, I have now reason to change that opinion . . .
Here is one of my Nepenthes hamata that had begun its vining process and was trimmed back to its four to six basals some time back; it is just now coming back in force . . .
Cephalotus follicularis cv. "Hummer's Giant"