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 (burbidgeae x veitchii) x mollis combines three species with probably the most beautiful striped/coloured peristomes in the genus. The peristome is already highly raised in the hybrid of N. burbidgeae and N. veitchii, which is super prerequisite for the expression of the N. mollis traits, as the traits harmonize rather than compete. A bulbous pitcher with a broad, strongly raised and intensely striped peristome is expected! Experience shows that with the combination of these characteristics and species an absolutely stunning hybrid is created.
This hybrid combines three species with probably the most beautiful striped/colored peristomes in the genus. The peristome is already strongly raised in the hybrid of Nepenthes burbidgeae and N. veitchii, which provides a good condition for the expression of the N. mollis characteristics, since the characteristics harmonize instead of compete. Experience shows that with the combination of this traits and species an absolutely a promising cross can be expected.
Nothing can go wrong with these parents!The young plants show heavily hairy leaves and a waxy layer between the hairs. The leaf colour is mostly dark.The peristomes of semi-adult plants are usually nicely striped and raised.
Large form of this wonderful species with orange pitchers. Nepenthes ampullaria clearly belongs to the plants with unusual growth habit. In Nepenthes ampullaria, from a certain size of the main shoot, a large number of basals are formed, which are characterized by large pitchers on vanishingly small leaves. From a certain age onwards, this can lead to a sea of large basal pitchers being formed around the main shoot, which seem to simply stand freely on the ground.This is N. ampullaria's way of "detrivory", using detritus falling into the pichers as fertilizer. However, these lower pitchers also provide habitat and shelter for many animal species. Even one of the smallest frog species discovered to date, Microhyla nepenthicola, uses the pots as a spawning ground. In the wild, N. ampullaria inhabits swampy forest areas in Borneo, New Guinea, Malaysia, the Maluku Islands, Singapor, Sumatra, Thailand and other small areas below 1000 m.a.s.l. (higher altitudes, however, have already been recorded). This makes the species one of the most widespread of the genus.The almost spherical, laterally flattened pitchers are absolutely characteristic for this species.Extremely interesting species for every lowland setup, if the space for larger plants is given.
Absolutely stunning newer species, discovered in 2007 and described in 2009. The epithet was chosen in honour of the naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The pitchers of Nepenthes attenboroughii belong to the largest pitchers of the whole genus, the only rival when considering the pitcher volume is Nepenthes rajah. Even a pitcher volume of more than 1.5 l has been documented in N. attenboroughii! The bell-shaped lower pitchers grow to a height of 30 cm. They are mostly green or orange and show a strongly striped peristome. The upper pitchers are slimmer yet smaller.Nepenthes attenboroughii does very well in mineral substrates.Due to the demand for this species, the wild populations are unfortunately severely threatened. The plants offered here are from responsible laboratory propagation.
This carnivorous plant is probably one of the most spectacular and best-known pitcher plants.With nectar glands on its peristome and the two teeth, the plant lures its victims. The two prominent teeth give the plant it's name (Latin: bi = "two" - calcaratus = "spur").The green, orange or red lower pitchers are big-bellied and upper pitchers become egg-shaped. Also eye-catching are the long leaves which can reach a length of 90cm.Nepenthes bicalcarata is often found together with N. ampullaria on acidic or sandy soils.Nepenthes bicalcarata was first described 1873 by Joseph D. Hooker and is only found in the lowlands of Borneo.Nepenthes bicalcarata lives in symbiosis with ants (Camponotus schmitzi). The close associaton with ants was already noted by Burbidge in 1880. This symbiosis is unique among all carnivorous plants making it the only Ant Plant among all carnivorous plants that is known so far. The ants live in the hollow and swollen tendrils and feef from the pray that's caught by N. bicalcarata. Camponotus schmitzii is completely dependent on it's host for both food and domatia offered them and cannot survive without N. bicalcarata. It's able to swim and dive to salvage dead insects from the digestive pitcher fluid. It's not harmed by the digestion enzymes and can climb the inner pitcher surface and peristome. Both surfaces are too slippery for most other insects. While Nepenthes bicalcarata can also survive without ants, Camponotus schmitzii pay their rent by protecting the plants from herbivores and pests and preventing an over accumulation of pray in the pitchers. Easy to grow under hot climate.