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.

N. gracilis "Bukit Barisan" -$20

Two of three seed-grown clones available (A and B) from Sumatra, this is an easy-growing lowlander with slender vines and leaves and delicate, thin-walled pitchers. Lower pitchers are bulbous in the bottom, cylindrical above, and readily flush almost brick red in strong lighting in Clone A while B develops heavy red speckling or mottling, while uppers can reach more than 4" tall (large for this species) with a similar build but more flaring, funnel-shaped upper portion and red-tinged green colors. 

Available plants are rooted cuttings approximately 6" long and 6" in diameter.

N. talangensis x robcantleyi -$25

These cuttings come from a likely seed-grown individual plant that develops the tubby pitchers this cross is known for, with a pale green to tannish body spotted in deep red, and a broad peristome that ages to nearly black. Though it hasn't been seen at maturity yet, this is a cross with the potential to get huge, particularly in highland conditions.

Available plants are newly established basal cuttings just beginning to develop new leaves, currently without pitchers.

N. glabrata x maxima "Central Sulawesi" -$15

Cuttings from a plant grown from seeds labeled N. glabrata, but were clearly of hybrid nature. This is a seemingly permanently bonsai plant, having never reached more than a few inches high for me and preferring to send up new basal shoots to form a bushy habit instead of getting larger, though someone else's conditions might trigger one to begin vining. Pitchers are short and semi-cylindrical, rusty cream and cherry mottled with crimson peristomes. 

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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 6" 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. rajah x jacquelineae -$90

A rare and unusual hybrid between one of the largest species and one of the strangest; pitchers are squat and tubby with a wide, slightly scalloped peristome and colors of rich red on the outside and lip with lime green to yellow on the interior. Though I have not seen great size yet due to my conditions I don't doubt these pitchers can get massive, and the plant grows quite rapidly for a highlander.

Available cuttings are approximately 4-5" diameter

N. graciliflora "Pink" -$30

This is the species most likely to be a parent of the common "ventrata" and just as often still mislabeled as "alata" (once called "boschiana mimic"). Pitchers can reach nearly 8" in height with a bulbous base and narrower almost tubuler upper half, fringed by narrow wings in lower and intermediate pitchers and flushed in pinkish-red over the green background.
The available rooted cutting is approximately 7" in diameter with developing pitchers

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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

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N. izumiae "Pasaman" Clone B -$25

While the parent plant isn't yet big enough to truly confirm if it's this exact species, it has borne out many of the expected traits so far: very, very dark pitchers, peristomes sporting visible ribs and teeth even at a small size, and moderately slender leaves; it's yet possible that instead this could turn out to be bongso, but even then it's a new clone to cultivation and will be impressive as an adult. Available rooted cuttings range in size currently from 1-2" in diameter, just beginning to sport pitchers of their own.

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