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.
A red form of the well known Nepenthes albomarginata from Penang (Malaysia). Nepenthes albomarginata occurs in Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, where it is found in the lowlands. "Albomarginata" translates to "white-margined" and refers to the prominent fringe of fine, white hairs under the peristome. This serves to specialize in their prey: termites. The white trichomes serve as food for the termites, but these fall into the pitchers during harvesting. The pitchers of N. albomarginata are highly variable in their coloration. Red, green, violet, black-grey and orange pitchers are known. The bottom pitchers are tubular, the high pitchers are funnel shaped. Very interesting smaller species for a lowland terrarium.
Nepenthes bongso is a great species for lovers of black pitchers. The plants offered here correspond to the typical picture of this species. This species is common in Sumatra at 1000-2700 m.a.s.l.. The pitchers open mostly yellow-orange and then change successively into a black color.N. bongso produces cup-shaped pitchers with a large, broad peristome that is black and ribbed. The upper pitchers are funnel-shaped and unexpectedly bright in relation to the lower pitchers; they can be almost white, which is a particularly nice contrast. The leaves are slightly peltate.Great, robust species, which usually makes little problems in the attitude, but has much to offer!
There is disagreement about the status of Nepenthes carunculata as a separate species or yet as a heterotypic synonym of N. bongso. However, the plants offered here are clearly different from the plants offered as N. bongso. The N. carunculata have more red color. The pitchers are cup-shaped with a thickened base, two parallel wings, and a fluted peristome in dark red. The upper pitchers of N. carunculata are very bright and infindibular, thus showing a strong dimorphism to the dark bottom pitchers. Pretty, rarely kept species.
A special variety of Nepenthes bongso/carunculata. The variety robusta shows clearly broader leaves, a strongly thickened tendril, as well as a broader peristome. A beautiful variety with dark, almost black pitcher and peristome and peltate pitcher base. Here every lover of black pitchers gets his money's worth. Interesting is the contrast between the dark lower pitchers and the bright, almost white upper pitchers.
Nepenthes chaniana x mollis shows very pretty lower pitchers. The pitchers have a yellow-green ground colour with many dark red spots. A poison green peristome with red stripes and a green lid speckled with red. The pitcher shape can be described as slender and funnel-shaped and largely corresponds to that of N. chaniana. The leaves are extremely hairy on the underside, and so is the petiolus. This hybrid can also be described as trouble-free and continues to grow even under suboptimal conditions.
A pretty representative of the Nepenthes alata group from the intermediate altitudes.Nepenthes cornuta is only found on the Pantaron Mountain Range in Mindanao, Philippines at 1000 m.a.s.l.. N. cornuta was only described in 2014, the epithet "cornuta" means "horned" and refers to the curved shape of the upper pitchers.The lower pitchers correspond to the typical pitchers shape of the N. alata group and are green with intense red stripes/spots and a red-striped peristome. Very robust representative that will feel comfortable in a lot of setups.