what temps do you have yours at Pyro?
* I was recently in the same position. *I wanted a lowii hybrid. *N. lowii x truncata was available so I chose that one. *I anticipate that it will grow quite well under intermediate conditions. *I would have also been equally satisfied with N. lowii x ventricosa or N. lowii x veitchii...they are all beautiful. *
*Any lowii hybrid will probably get very large, so that is another thing to take into consideration. *I just built a very large chamber and it's going to have only 5 plants in it. *I want room for them to grow to their full potential.
Get a N. x Medusa
This plant looks almost exactly like N. sibuyanansis, but tolerates warmer temps.
Mine is growing in a lowland terrerium that dosn't go under 70f.
It's doing great.
lowii x truncata will increase in size very quickly. It's mind boggling, considering the slow speed of its parents.
Lowii x veitchii has proven an easy a fast grower for me, even faster than lowii x truncata. Here are a couple of pics of the most recently opened pitcher:
I've just bought a plant of stenophylla x veitchii, a hybrid that looks pretty cool in 'Neps of Borneo'.
I wonder if it does the leaf wrap-around thing?
Thanks Hans, more luck than good planning. Most of the time when I take shots of plants higher up in the greenhouse, it ends up overexposed. Makes it a pain to take pictures of upper pitchers of my more interesting species.
That's a nice looking lowii x veitchii. Any chance of seeing a photo of lowii x truncata for a comparison?
Here is my lowii x truncata. Would love to see some others!
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