The three plants I received are all Nepenthes hybrids.
The first plant is a hybrid between N. maxima "dark" and a N. Trusmadiensis. The Trusmadienses is a very unique, naturally occuring hybrid between N. macrophylla and N. lowii. The unique features of this plants can be attributed to the following plants, with links to public access pictures of those plants):
- Splotched coloration: N. maxima;
- Toothed peristome (the lip around the pitcher opening): N. Trusmadiensis (the teeth in that hybrid are faded and come from N. macrophylla); and,
- Upper pitchers: N. lowii - the plant I received does not have upper pitcher yet, but the N. lowii has very dominant traits that always are expressed in upper pitchers that will make huge mouths and very distorted pitchers.
The next two plants are smaller, seed grown hybrids that will most certainly blossom into stunning beauties!
First, a hybrid between N. ventricosa and N. ephippiata (a close relative to N. lowii, mentioned above):
And second, a hybrid between N. truncata and N. Trusmadiensis:
I hope you enjoy those pictures. I look forward to posting more and many years of growth and beauty!
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