Well if you didn't like spectabilis x (lowii x ventricosa), perhaps you'll like this one better. Although, from the
species involved, you might expect the other hybrid to be more spectacular. Just consider spectabilis x veitchii
and spathulata x veitchii. Sometimes you just don't know how different species might interact. Who woulda
thought the "lowly" ventricosa would interact so well with lowii. Sure, in hindsight, they both have a constricted
waist and adding a toothy peristome to a lowii upper sounds like a winner. I just think a lot of people don't consider
ventricosa to be their first choice when making hybrids. OK, I'm way off topic now.
This spathulata x (lowii x ventricosa) looks a lot like the spathulata x ventricosa right next to it.
right now, but wait until the lowii influence is seen in the upper pitchers.
This clone of spathulata x (lowii x ventricosa) is showing a nice striped peristome and good potential in the pitcher body color:
But it is this clone that makes me really thankful I got 3 different clones. While the rather consistant
spectabilis x (lowii x ventricosa) may usually look better than these other clones, I believe this clone
will top them all.
You might get lucky, but the odds increase the more clones you get. Plus the other clones add variety and will look stunning as they mature too. This type of variation with only 3 species involved is one reason why I prefer to grow hybrids.