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    variation in spathulata x (lowii x ventricosa)

    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.
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    You just keep posting pictures of fascinating hybrids!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    And that's an order Mr.!
    Good growing, Jack
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    those are nice plants. thanks for posting. could you please post more pics of any hybrid you have. please

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    I love the peristome on spathulata x ventricosa.

    Jason

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    Looks like there isn't as much variation as I initially thought. Remember this clone?


    Here is the latest pitcher:


    It's looking a lot like my favorite clone!
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    That's a big difference in pitchers. How long was the time in between that same clone?
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    Ventricosa is a very underappreciated nep, i have one, and I love it, it makes great hybrids!
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