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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to purchase some hybrids from Exotica. I live in Singapore - tropical climate, ie. 30*C days, 25*C nights, extremely humid.

    Can either N. Predator (hamata x truncata) or N. lowii x truncata or N thorelli x aristolochioides survive in my climate?

    As a reference, I've had N. x ventrata grow like a weed here; N. x miranda pitchering well and N. x gentle do well too (although the pitchers are a bit small). Each of these hybrids, I understand, has a highland parent.

    Any advice would be very appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Both Predator and thorelli x aristolochioides grow well in a number of climates. I don't grow the latter, but people say it's a lot like ventrata in its requirements: almost none! I haven't heard much about lowii x truncata so I can't say anything for it.

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    You mean very variable. N. ventrata has requirements? It can take any growing conditions I have seen.

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    Thanks for the replies! If it's like ventrata, I'm getting it. My ventrata is growing so well here, it's permanently intertwined with the gentle it's growing next to. I can't separate the two except with a chopper or a chainsaw.

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    thats crazy, that thorelii x aristo is suppose to be like ventriata
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    I believe that nepenthes can adapt to a climatic zone if other variables are kept in check. Although much slower in growth, N. lowii x veitchii does produce nice pitchers for my warm climate.
    Hybrids are better and easier growers than if this were to be a pure species.

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    In warm Hawaii, N. thorelii x Trusmadiensis grows easily. Possibly its the N. thorelii parent that allows this hybrid to grow freely and easily.
    Here is an upper pitcher of this fantastic cross!




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    Very hairy lid and sweet peristome on the lowii x veitchii! The vetichii used in that cross is a highland one?

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