Nepenthes glandulifera x edwardsiana promises to be a vigorous cross with the unique serrated peristome of N. edwardsiana.I am very excited about the development of the seedlings and see great potential.
A fantastic cross! The plants form their large and colourful pitchers very easily. Due to the influence of Nepenthes veitchii, the plants are very robust and grow here without any problems in both highland and lowland conditions. From Nepenthes lowii comes the very hard, almost woody foliage and the persistent pitchers.The best characteristics of all parent plants combined!
Another promising hybrid! The first pitchers show a contrasting striped peristome of lowii and very bulbous, dark pitchers. It is suspected that the pitchers will look similar to a dark veitchii x lowii, which has already proven to be a great hybride. Also noteworthy is the ring of hairs on the outside of the pitcher lid and the broad wings.
A spectacular hybrid of two timeless classics in the Nepenthes hobby. The lower pitchers are elongated with a raised, intensely striped peristome. The wing bars may be slightly wavy as in N. lowii. The giant high pitchers again show very many lowii characteristics, but with a stouter pitcher body, a much broader, more jagged peristome, and the large pitcher lid. The hybrid is a must for every lowii and veitchii lover!
The popular natural hybrid of Nepenthes macrophylla and N. lowii. In nature it can only be found on the eponymous Mount Trus Madi, where both species occur sympatrically. The gigantic pitchers can grow up to 35 cm, making the hybrid one of the largest representatives in Borneo. In-situ the species is found at 2500-2600 m.a.s.l., thus clearly highland. However, due to hybridization, the plants are more tolerant to other conditions. The x Trusmadiensis shows strongly infindibular (funnel-shaped) pitchers, with a widened, toothed peristome. The pitcher opening is less horizontal in contrast to lowii.
Nepenthes burbidgeae x edwardsiana is a particularly pretty hybrid. The peristome is yellow-orange and shows a colour gradient towards the inside. The stripes on it are red and from N. edwardsiana it gets the denticles. The body is very bulbous, compact and red coloured with dark spots. A really successful cross that does well in grow setups with advanced Nepenthes keepers and where a backcross with a toothed species could be extremely interesting in the coming years.
Nepenthes burbidgeae x lowii shows very intense stripes on the peristome, yellow and red alternate with strong contrast. The lid is brightly speckled with three colours: Yellow, red and dark purple. From this hybrid there are already the first upper pitchers! Their shape reminds a bit more of N. ephippiata upper pitchers. They are funnel-shaped and very wide throughout. A hybrid that inspires with its really bright colors!
Definitely one of the best N. hamata hybrids. Often the teeth of toothed species can not develop their full expression in hybrids with non-toothed Nepenthes species, the resulting peristome teeth are more of an intermediate product. However, if two toothed species are crossed to form a hybrid, a resilient, fast-growing, strongly toothed hybrid is the result. N. hamata x edwardsiana easily rivals both pure parent species in beauty. A dark red, elongated pitcher body, similar to N. hamata but showing the globular base of N. edwardsiana and incredible teeth on the black peristome characterize this hybrid. With appropriate fertilization this hybrid grows extremely fast!
I find the subject of backcrossing very interesting. The idea with this cross is to shift the balance a little more towards Nepenthes lowii. However, the Mendel rules will ensure that a wide range of variation among the seedlings is to be expected here.I am very curious to see how the seedlings will develop.
A newer hybrid that shows promising first results. The pitchers often have an initially green peristome, which later turns to reddish-orange. The teeth and ribs on the peristome are quite prominent, but the peristome is broader and more raised than in pure edwardsiana. The wings are very prominent. Again, the advantage to hybrids with toothy species is evident: they grow much faster and are hardier than their pure species counterparts.