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Own cross. The combination of Nepenthes inermis and Nepenthes sibuyanensis promises interestingly shaped and large pitchers. The young plants show a distinctly "bottle-like" shape - a typical characteristic of Nepenthes inermis.
Nepenthes adrianii is often seen as a synonym of Nepenthes spathulata. Nevertheless, there are at least habitual differences between the two groups. Nepenthes adrianii usually shows a green pitcher body and a contrasting peristome, while N. spathulata is usually completely red colored. The form sold here shows a green-yellow basal body dotted with red spots, green serrated wings, and a beautiful dark red-purple peristome that shows its full width shortly after opening and then successively folds back, leaving a serrated peristome when the pitchers are fully formed.
Nepenthes pitopangii hybrids are still very rare. The lower pitchers are very compact and bulbous with a mostly red base coloration, which is however very variable. The peristome is slightly oval and ribbed, as in Nepenthes burkei. Nepenthes burkei also shows bulbous lower pitchers with a distinct hip and green coloration with red spots. The peristome is red and serrated. To be expected are compact lowers with a probably red peristome and green-red can body.The upper pitchers will be really interesting as they are extremely funnel shaped in Nepenthes pitopangii. How much will this be seen in the high pitchers of this hybrid? It remains to be seen.
Nepenthes dubia is known from only two mountains: Mount Talakmau, West Sumatra (1800-2700m asl), and Gunung Malea, North Sumatra (1600m ñ 2200m asl). These plants are from the mountain on which the species was first discovered. The upper pitchers of this form (G. Talamau) always have an orange tint in my experience.Nepenthes dubia is a diminutive and dainty species known from only two peaks in the Barisan mountain range of Sumatra. N. dubia is found growing in mossy forests, either epiphytically at lower elevations, or terrestrially in moss clumps at high altitudes (2200m+) amongst the stunted alpine vegetation. It is a true highland plant, though faster growing than many other highlanders.The name ëdubiaí is latin for ìdoubtfulî referring itís similarity to N. inermis and initially being mistaken for a possible hybrid. Lower pitchers are rarely produced and relatively small, with the rosette stage being short lived. N. dubia quickly vines producing elegant and dainty upper pitchers (8cm). Pitchers are funnel shaped, with the lower part appearing as if pinched and flattened from either side. This creates a very unique and unusual look. While these pitchers strongly resemble those of N. inermis, they differ in having a well-developed peristome. The peristome is relatively (to the small pitcher size) broad and flat, lying horizontally so that the pitchers open upwards. The pitcher lid in N. dubia is also unique in almost always being bent backwards by more than 180 degrees relative to the pitcher opening. The upper pitchers of this species are generally light green to green-yellow in colour, though orange and red forms exist. Lower pitchers are often more colourful, being orange to red in colour. All pitchers produce especially viscous pitcher fluid similar to that found in N. inermis and a few other Sumatran species. This is hypothesized to enable pitchers to function as flypaper traps as well as typical pitfall traps. The characteristic red to purple tendrils found on the majority of plants are also a notable and interesting feature.Overall both plant and pitchers, while remaining small and elegant, possess lots of interesting detail and are incredibly unique and charming. Cultivation Guidelines:Light: Bright indirect or dappled lightTemperature: True highland conditions. Requires cool night time temperatures.Growing medium: An open, mossy but well-draining mix. A mix of high quality sphagnum moss with horticultural-grade perlite, a bit of good quality peat-moss and pine bark works well. The proportion of Sphagnum in the mix should ideally be quite high.Extra notes on Cultivation: Appreciates high humidity levels.
A completely new cross with very interesting parents.I am very curious to see how the seedlings develop further. Given the decidedly interesting pitcher shape of Nepenthes dubia, I see great potential here.
The first commercially available cross with Nepenthes epiphytica. The interesting elongated shape of the pitcher of N. epiphytica and the extreme peristome of N. mollis. Provided the two characteristics manifest themselves in the cross, we have a real winner!
Due to the novelty of this hybrid it is difficult to estimate what results this cross will really show. We can expect a hairy, nectary plant with dark, elongated pitcher and dark, striped peristome. It is hoped that the hybrid will take on the size of veitchii x lowii. Also the shape of the upper pitchers of veitchii x lowii with glandulifera influence could be interesting!
A cross between two heavily hairy Nepenthes species.The distinctive nectaries of N. glandulifera are found here in abundance on the leaves and the tendrils. The peristome is raised and intensely dark striped. The pitcher body dark with light spots. The hybrid shows the typical white colouring of N. glandulifera under the peristome.
Nepenthes glandulifera x spectabilis as a hybrid shows a slight pubescence of N. glandulifera, the characteristic contrasting striped peristome and spot colouring of N. spectabilis, which is however red, and a slightly funnel-shaped pitcher. Hair on the underside of the leaves also shows up in very young plants. New, attractive hybrid of two characteristic species.
New cross of Nepenthes talangensis x glandulifera. The parent species of this hybrid both look relatively similar. Both have a funnel-shaped pitcher, a large oval pitcher opening, with a raised peristome and a fine spotted pattern on a lighter background. However, the peristome of Nepenthes talangensis is inwardly descending and broader than that of N. glandulifera and N. glandulifera has significantly more hairs distributed throughout the plant.
Nepenthes glandulifera x Trusmadiensis (= Nepenthes glandulifera x (lowii x macrophylla))Normally crosses with Nepenthes trusmadiensis are characterized by pronounced peristome, large and colorful pitchers and good vigor. The plants are still small but I see great potential here.
Here lovers of hairy leaves and tendrils get their money's worth! N. veitchii as well as N. glandulifera both show extremely hairy, almost furry leaf undersides and tendrils, this characteristic is also present in the hybrid. The pitchers show a relatively broad, posteriorly folded peristome, which may be yellow, orange, or red, with dark stripes, depending on the individual and light intensity. The pitcher body is funnel-shaped and velvety-haired. Both species stamens from intermediate altitudes, but especially N. veitchii is often very tolerant of lowland temperatures.
One of the most bizarre pitcher plant species around! While the lower pitchers belong to the beautiful, strongly-ribbed pitcher types, the upper pitchers are incomparable in the genus. The black-brown (sometimes reddish) spotted lowerspitchers show, similar to N. tentaculata, a ring of filiform appendages on the pitcher lid, an oval black peristome with extremely pronounced teeth and ribs. The upper pitchers, however, are green with red veins and the teeth curved outward to resemble the open maw of a monster. In nature N. hamata occurs in Sulawesi at 1400-2500 m.a.s.l. and belongs to the N. hamata group (N. muluensis, murudensis, glabrata, tentaculata). With the right conditions and sensible fertilization N. hamata grows relatively fast.
This is my personal favourite species, with absolutely stunning and unique pitchers!!!Endemic to a number peaks in the Barisan Mountains of West Sumatra and Jambi, Nepenthes inermis grows (1500-2600m) either as an epiphyte in mossy forest or terrestrially amongst stunted montane scrub (>2000m). Despite being a true highland plant, N. inermis is a fairly quick and easy grower that rapidly vines from a young age. It is therefore highly recommended, both for specialists and newcomers with a basic understanding of how to cultivate highland nepenthes! Itís unique and beautiful upper pitchers really make it a ìmustî for any collection.Nepenthes inermis rarely produces lower pitchers; with the rosette stage being short lived. Lower pitchers are generally wingless and are mostly funnel shaped (infandibular), ballooning in the top third. They closely resemble the lower pitchers of N. dubia, but are distinctly constricted just below the almost horizontal peristome. Despite being very different to the upper pitchers, they are quite elegant and beautiful in their own right.This species is really known for its fantastic and completely unique upper pitchers! They in no way resemble the lower pitchers and have to be one of the best examples of pitcher dimorphism within the genus. These wide, infandibular pitchers (9cm) resemble bright electric green trumpets, almost completely lacking any peristome, a trait unique to only this species!!! This lack of any notable peristome is the origin of the name ëinermisí which is Latin for for "unarmed" .The pitcher mouth is round and generally horizontal, with a small, long pitcher lid doing little to keep out any rain. Fortunately, despite the fact that these pitchers often fill with water and are frequently tipped over due to the weight, extremely viscous pitcher fluid, as well as laterally appressed walls in the lower parts of the pitcher, keeps all pitcher contents within the pitcher, allowing water to drain and the pitchers to spring back to their original positions. Like other Sumatran species, this extremely viscous fluid may enable the upper pitchers to act as flypaper traps, as well as functioning as a lubricant to slide any trapped prey into the pitcher body. This fluid is so thick in fact that when poured, it can form a long stream several meters in length.Cultivation Guidelines:Light: Bright indirect or dappled light. Temperature: True highland conditions. Requires cool night time temperatures.Growing medium: An open, mossy but well-draining mix. A mix of high quality sphagnum moss with horticultural-grade Perlite, a bit of good quality peat-moss and pine bark works well. The proportion of Sphagnum in the mix should ideally be quite high.Extra notes on Cultivation: Appreciates high humidity levels.
The only Nepenthes sp. that occurs in India and is endemic there. It occurs on the eponymous Khasi Mountains in Meghalaya at 1000-1500 m.a.s.l.. In India Nepenhtes khasiana has the trivial names "Tiew-rakot" (demon plant), "kset phare" (lidded fly net) and "Memang-koksi" (devil's basket). Due to acid drainage from mines and habitat loss, Nepenthes khasiana is acutely threatened and therefore listed on CITES Appendix 1 (WA I). The pitchers are greenish-yellow in colour and show a reddish reticulation. The peristome is usually yellow.Especially well known is the hybrid with N. khasiana called N. x gaya.Prolific species as long as the conditions fit.
Winterpause! Alle neuen Bestellungen werden auf März 2023 terminiert! Ab Dezember werden wir neue Bestände in den Webshop einpflegen.
Winter break! All new orders will be scheduled for March 2023. We will start to update the shop inventory in December.