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. ventricosa "K" EP x alba 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/alba 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. Formerly thought to be gracillima, the male parent of this cross is almost certainly alba, and upper pitchers will likely be slender and pale in color.
Available plants start at around 1-1.5" in diameter
N. ("Viking" x rafflesiana) x ventricosa "red" -Clone B -$45
One of the faster growing clones of an odd cross, this plant looks a lot like a pure rafflesiana in many ways but tends to make slightly taller, hipped pitchers with a broader peristome and thicker ribs, and big frilly wings. Color is a heavily mottled blend of cream and deep reds, the peristome striped in similar shades, and upper pitchers are similarly colored but funnel shaped and only retain funky stunted remnants of the wings.
Available plants are rooted cuttings with new growth between 4-8" 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.
N. maxima 'Lake Poso' x "Rebecca Soper" Clone A -$20
A fast-growing but smaller-sized hybrid for those who don't have a lot of space or are just starting out, or just want something new that's easy to grow. Vines will flower at only 1-2 feet tall, and pitchers appear to max out at around 5 inches tall. Lower pitchers are stocky and cylindrical with a flaring peristome and pale pink and green colors overall; uppers are even paler green and more funnel-shaped.
Available plants are rooted cuttings approx. 5" in diameter.
N. maxima 'Lake Poso' x "Rebecca Soper" Clone C -$20
A fast-growing but smaller-sized hybrid for those with little space, just starting out, or just want something easy to grow. Very similar to Clone A with pale green pitchers with red-tinted insides, but has slightly stockier pitchers with less hourglass shape and a more rounded peristome. Upper pitchers are very similar in appearance but more funnel-shaped.
Available plants are rooted cuttings approx. 5" in diameter.
N. Sunset Songs Clone C -$25
A known male clone, and a great plant for both beginners and those that just want something fast-growing with fat pitchers. Traps average 5-6 inches tall and are nearly cylindrical, with a variable pale red pattern over light creamy or green background, and the peristome is thick and mildly scalloped with a creamy to peach-red color, sometimes appearing striped as it frequently mutates with missing ribs that lack color. Upper pitchers are similar but even paler and funnel-shaped. Unlike some of the other clones this isn't a particularly small vine, and will happily grow several feet in length with multiple basals popping up frequently.
Available plants are rooted cuttings approx. 5-6" in diameter.
N. Black Dragon -$100
A grex cross of izumiae x truncata, this plant gets big, and it gets dark. Pitchers in my conditions can reach nearly a foot tall (and can certainly get even bigger with more space) and are generally slender, lower traps bearing remnant wings and aging through shades of deep red-purple, the peristome often turning near-black. Upper pitchers are paler, green to purple-blushed with brownish purple lips.
Available plants are newly rooted cuttings approx. 5-10" in diameter.
N. thorelii x hamata -$40
A surprisingly impressive hybrid considering the conflicting traits of the parents; plants grow as fairly slender vines with narrow, red-tinged leaves, and produce lower pitchers around 4-6" tall that are somewhat tubby and mottled in shades of red to purple-brown, with a flat, heavily ribbed peristome bearing minute teeth that ages from yellowish to straight black. Upper pitchers are narrower and roughly cylindrical, the peristome smaller and somewhat rounded with similar ribbing but less pronounced teeth. This clone is a known male.
Available rooted cutting is approx. 4" in diameter with newly developed pitchers.
N. ventricosa x tiveyi Clone C -$45
This particular plant is unique among my four clones of this cross that I kept; as a whole the cross is sturdy and widely tolerant of temperatures and humidity, with chunky, slightly hourglass-shaped lower and nearly funnel-shaped upper pitchers and various levels of red blotching, the peristomes broad and crenellated along the edges. This clone though has extremely distinct blotches of red on the pitcher and the peristome is not striped, but opens light pinkish and ages to a solid rich cherry red.
Available plant is a rooted cutting with newly developing pitchers, and over 12 inches across.
N. mirabilis globosa x ? -$20
Grown out from seeds that were supposed to be x bicalcarata, these appear to instead be displaying traits I would expect from a cross with x hookeriana. If you're looking for something that likes hot conditions and is easy to grow, and makes fat, colorful pitchers, this is a decent option; each plant will be different being seed-grown, but most are developing highly striped peristomes and heavily mottled, rotund pitchers.
Plants range from 4-9 inches in diameter.
N. kampotiana "Vung Tau, Vietnam" SG -$25
Physically very similar to the famed N. thorelii, this Indochinese species develops hairless leaves on short stems and rotund pitchers with thick peristomes and typically colored brilliant red to more rarely yellow-orange. These have a strong preference for very hot conditions, and as seed-grown individuals each will have a different appearance. This locality is one of the few known for the species in Vietnam, and seeds were produced from cultivated plants in Florida.
Available seedlings are between 1-1.5" in diameter currently.
N. maxima x spectabilis -$40
A spectacular hybrid that combines some of the best traits of both parents. This plant does well in intermediate to highland conditions and gets large, fairly quickly, with leaves up to almost 20 inches in length that will blush red in strong light. Lower pitchers can get at least 10 inches long, and are tubby cylindric with a flared peristome, mottled in red to near-black on a green or cream background and the peristome similarly green-cream with dark stripes, but over time will age to nearly solid black cherry. Upper pitchers are similarly colored, but far more slender and trumpet-shaped with a slightly lighter peristome. This is also a known female.
Available cuttings are between 6-12 inches across.
N. (Rokko x (sp. Indochina x aristoochioides)) x clipeata SG -$20
A complex but so far very promising cross with a whole lot of color and many of the characteristic leaf traits of clipeata; siblings to these plants being offered have shown tendency to flush red leaves in strong light, said leaves developing with strong petioles and a broad rectangular shape with mild peltate traits, and pitchers range from greenish cream in background to pink with deeper red to purple mottling, and white to striped peristomes.
Available plants are between 1-2 inches in diameter.
N. petiolata -$45
An attractive though slow-growing species from the Philippines that seems to appreciate moderately high light and cool conditions to do best; leaves are thick and often fuzzy on the undersides when mature, pitchers can reach over a foot tall (often average around 6-8 inches) with a pudgy base and a wide, heavily ribbed peristome adorned with small teeth. Color is mottled reds and oranges, the peristome similarly striped; I haven't seen uppers on this clone yet but most are similar to lowers, if more elongate.
Available plants are rooted cuttings approx. 6-8" in diameter
N. talangensis x robcantleyi -$40
An attractive an compact hybrid that is slow to develop lengthy vines but quick to produce chunky, colorful pitchers up to 8 inches tall and with a broad, rolled-back peristome that will open bright red and age to almost black on a body that tends to be various shades of rusty red-brown. Best grown in an intermediate to highland environment.
Available rooted cutting is approx. 9 inches in diameter; one smaller cutting around 4" also available for $25.
N. sp. Madja-as -$35
Frequently mislabeled as a variety of ventricosa, this closer relative of N. burkei from Mindoro develops relatively short stems and slender leaves off of which chunky, hourglass-shaped pitchers develop with a bulbous base and sloping mouth rimmed with a heavily scalloped peristome that sports some impressive teeth on the inner edge. Mature traps readily develop rich red mottling and deep cherry lips. Touchier to grow than common ventricosa, this plant likes stable, cool intermediate to highland conditions.
Available rooted cuttings are approx. 4-6 inches in diameter, not yet pitchering.