Nepenthes

Nepenthes are the Tropical Pitcher Plants, the classic large rainforest meat-eating vine. Particular to high humidity and moderate to very bright lighting, many are highly adaptable to a variety of growing conditions.

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N. gracilis "Black Speckle" -$30

Grown from seed by myself, this clone develops the characteristic almost miniature pitchers of the species with a tubby lower third and cylindrical or narrowing upper portion, colored in bright leafy green and lightly to densely covered in speckles of deep red to almost black. It also has a rather high propensity to develop basal rosettes and offshoots, making for a complex tangle of pitchering vines and carpet pitchers.

One rooted cutting available, approximately 12" long and 5" across, with inch tall pitchers.

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N. Sunset Songs Clone B -$20

A select clone of the grex cross N. x splendiana ('Splendid Diana') x ventricosa "red," this confirmed male clone develops beautiful semi-cylindrical waisted pitchers up to 6" or more in height and colored in rich creamy tan background with deep crimson mottling. The peristome is thick and scalloped around the edges, coloring with a similar to even deeper crimson shade. This cross grows readily in a wide variety of conditions so long as it is well-lit, and has a propensity for making basals especially as vines start to lengthen past a foot or two.

Available plants are rooted cuttings approximately 3" in diameter.

N. Rokko 'Exotica' x (spectabilis x mira) -$20

A highly prolific plant when it comes to producing basals and thus the bulbous lower pitchers it maintains for significant periods of time; a moderately sized plant with leaves just under a foot long on average, the pitchers reaching around 4-5" tall (in current conditions here; may well get much larger) and cloaked in deep mottled reds and maroon-purple that darken with age. the peristome starts out yellow with light red striping, and can age to match the rest of the pitcher body.

Available plants are rooted basal cuttings on average 2-4" in diameter.

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N. ventricosa x gymnamphora -$30

This is an adaptable and fast-growing hybrid, tolerant even of lowland conditions but will grow best in intermediate to highland environments. Pitchers reach an average of 4-6" tall, with a slightly hourglass profile and colors of heavily mottled tan and red. The peristome tends to be broad, slightly scalloped, and various shades of pink-flushed to red. It is a rapidly vining type, and often produces basal shoots once the vines reach several feet in length.
Available rooted cuttings are approximately 4-6" in diameter.

N. x splendiana x mixta Clone A -$25

A male clone that develops stout, cylindrical lower pitchers colored in red and green/cream or tan mottling with a steeply slanted opening rimmed in a smooth, slightly flared deep cherry peristome; upper pitchers are cornucopia-shaped with  similar coloration to lowers, but a slightly broader peristome. A bit of a slow grower but highly tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

Available rooted cutting is approximately 6" long with the new rosette growth about 5" across.

N. Sunset Songs Clone D -$20

One of the four clones kept on here, and one of two with a particularly tubby profile. Plants are tolerant growers of moderate size and develop pitchers up to 5" tall (can likely get larger) with a fat hourglass to cylindrical profile and light to moderate mottling of red on a cream-green background; the peristome is broad and scalloped, yellowish to flushed in light red. Upper pitchers are similar but slightly more slender and light colored. 

One available cutting approximately 4" in diameter not including pitchers.

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N. ventricosa "K" EP x gracillima? AW -$20

A seed-grown cross just starting to reach safe shipping size, and with a lot of potential in the dark and tubby arena. Adult plants are of course unknown so far (and don't expect them to look like "Rebecca Soper," which is a ramispina and not gracillima cross), but plants already show potential to have rich red or maroon-tinted green leaves and tubby, moderately to heavily patterned deep red to purple pitchers. If truly a gracillima hybrid uppers will likely be fairly slender and heavily patterned; if the male parent turns out to be alba, uppers may be very pale reddish in color.

Available plants start at around 1-1.5" in diameter

N. izumiae "Pasaman" Clone B -$25

A seed-grown clone of which the mother plant has finally started producing pitchers big enough to confirm the species ID. This is a Sumatran native that produces slender, upwards of foot-long pitchers that often turn nearly solid purple-black top to bottom. This clone starts out fairly light, but aside from the often unchanged green wings develops velvety black cherry pitchers and a nearly black peristome sporting lots of notable teeth. Available rooted cuttings are currently around 1" in diameter, just beginning to sport pitchers of their own.

N. ventricosa x talangensis Clone A -$25

If you're looking for a plant that's dark, relatively small, and makes tubby pitchers, this is a great option. A known male clone, this seed-grown hybrid develops leaves about 8" long on vines that often reach only a couple feet long before blooming or making basals. Lower pitchers are usually around 3" tall, squat and not-quite-cylindrical, with heavy mottling of deep red to purple on red-flushed tan or light brown. The peristome is often flattened and thick, opening bright red before darkening to nearly black. Upper pitchers are similar in color, but have a more funnel-shaped form.

Available rooted cuttings are between 4-6" in diameter.

N. ventricosa x talangensis Clone B -$25

Though a sibling to the very dark Clone A and an even faster grower, this plant has a very different color scheme. Plants may grow to over 5 feet in length fairly easily but with moderately sized slender leaves, and lower pitchers may exceed 5" tall with an extremely chunky, slightly hourglass profile and a thick peristome with scalloped edges. Color is a light red to crimson on a green to cream/pinkish background, the peristome greenish flushed red to crimson. Upper pitchers are similar though smaller and more funnel-shaped with lighter tones.

Available rooted cuttings are between 4-6" in diameter.