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!
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.
This is a hybrid of two parent species with character. Both species show intensely striped peristomes in the base pitchersand a pronounced funnel shape in the uppers. The lower pitchers demonstrate that the math works out. I am looking forward to the first high upper pitchers...
One of my best crosses!This cross combines almost ideally the best features of both species. The interesting lid shape comes from Heliamphora minor. However, the lid is clearly enlarged compared to H. minor. All offered and pre-selected clones show a nice veining - a characteristic of Heliamphora macdonaldae.I am still looking for my 2-3 favorites at the moment. Since I cannot propagate all pre-selected clones, this is the last chance to acquire some of them. In the future I will only propagate and offer the final selection of my 2-3 favorite clones.
Nepenthes boschiana x adrianii combines two species, with bright red, shiny peristome, which often subsequently turns to a dark red-purple in N. boschiana. This hybrid opens its pitchers with a broad, bright red peristome, which then folds back and darkens. The corrugation of the pitchers of N. adrianii is still clearly visible in the hybrid. The body of the pitcher looks very similar to that of N. boschiana. A successful hybrid of two uncomplicated species.
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.
Nepenthes chaniana with the hairy, funnel-shaped pitchers as a cross with the Giant form of N. spectabilis. Nepenthes spectabilis does not bear its name for nothing, the colouration and patterning of the pitchers and peristome is absolutely spectacular and often dominant in hybrids, so these hybrids do not disappoint.
A recent hybrid where larger pitchers are not yet known. The first pitchers with characteristics show an elongated pitcher body with the coloration of Nepenthes glandulifera. The peristome is red with dark stripes. The hairs and nectaries have become established and will become established on larger pitchers.However, as with all N. lowii hybrids, one does not know what lies dormant in the combination until one has the first upper pitchers. The funnel shape of N. glandulifera could complement that of N. lowii well .
Nepenthes glandulifera x Predator (= Nepenthes glandulifera x (truncata x hamata))I am curious about the influence of Nepenthes truncata (=> size) and Nepenthes hamata (=> dentition of the peristome) on this cross.
A very variable hybrid, very dependent on the genes used in the parent plants. Some specimens look like a robcantleyi, some even with an even wider peristome! Others have a more elongated pitcher body or a lighter peristome, sometimes even with intense stripes.
A spectacular hybrid from promising parents. The hybrid forms elongated orange-yellow pitchers, which are spotted red throughout the body. The wing bars are fully formed and toothed. The peristome can vary from unicoloured to slightly striped. But there are also various specimens with a color gradient from red to yellow towards the inside of the peristome.