Thought I'd post some pics of my friend's nepenthes. He called me over to take a good look at it and I was SHOCKED to say the least. All we know is that it's a highland hybrid. He found it in the back of a local nursery. He promply took it home and repotted it with MIRACLE GROW. These are the results after 6 months in part sun outdoors. I counted at least 6 basal stems:
Yes, that's all ONE plant
Here's one of my buddy with the monster:
And one of me holding a developing pitcher:
I convinced him to snip off one of the basals for a cutting for me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We repotted (yes in miracle grow again, lol) and did some leaf trimming. It's much more manageable now. I also pulled out a slotted drainage tray out of the bottom of the root bulb that had been unknowingly left in there during potting . I covered the top with live LFS to encourage pitchering (I think the humidity has been too low). Come spring next year we'll be dividing the plant into two- the large clump on the left in the pics and the other basal pulliing to the right will (hopefully) make for a new plant. We'll be using a suitable potting medium next year of course.
Thanks for looking!