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.
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.
The legendary Nepenthes x "Smilodon", a hybrid of N. hamata and N. diabolica, formerly known as N. sp. "Red hairy hamata". As the old trivial name of N. diabolica indicates, both species are very similar. Both strongly toothed, N. hamata black, N. diabolica red and extremely hairy, even on the pitchers. The sought-after N. x "Smilodon" shows very dark, purple pitchers with a velvety exterior and pitch-black, shiny peristome and conspicuously large teeth. The lid is hairy.Initial experience with the hybrid shows a very fast-growing plant in which striking leaf jumps are not uncommon. Also the sensitivity of N. diabolica is no longer noticeable in the hybrid.
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.