I remember one the first things I read or heard about Nepenthes was that N. ventricosa and N. maxima were considered incredibly vigorous and bomb-proof plants. I have thoroughly tested and tried N. ventricosa's ability to withstand harsh treatment. I have not, however ever grown N. maxima or anything with maxima genes in it.
I've noticed an influx of different N. maxima varieties available through different sources and my interest in perhaps obtaining one these varieties has been growing lately.
So I have a few different questions or requests:
1.) Just how vigorous is Nepenthes maxima? Also has anyone noticed if some of the different varieties, especially the dwarf varieties are they as hardy as any other N. maxima forms?
2.) Does anyone grow some of the dwarf forms, and have any pictures?
3.) What have your experiences with N. maxima been?