So one of the things I often daydream about is what hybrids I would make between nepenthes if I could. I'm probably not the only one here who does that. In fact, I know I'm not. There was a similar thread not too long ago. But not many people gave a lot of explanation for their crosses. So in this thread, I thought you might enjoy putting down some hybrids you're looking forward to and why. Put some thought into it people!
First up is N. villosa x rafflesiana
I think these two plants would go very well together. Of the particularly toothy neps, villosa seems to make rather nice teeth along the vertical part of the peristome that leads to the lid. Many of the raff clones, especially the giants I've seen floating around also seem to have the tendency to make significant toothy projections in that area. I suspect/hope that would help the villosa's teeth come through. Also, crossing an ultrahighlander with a lowland plant would result in a nice, happy intermediate.
Next is N. burbidgeae x ramispina
Alright, this one is more of an experiment. Ramispina makes elegant near-black pitchers. Burbidgeae has nearly white coloration. I'd like to see how that plays out (gray plant? lol). I don't think it would result in a bad hybrid in any case though.
N. burbidgeae x merrilliana
Yeah, this is basically just an attempt at making a nice intermediate N. x alisaputrana. For those who don't know, alisaputrana is the natural hybrid between rajah and burbidgeae. I find it to be a very nice cross. Merrilliana is often regarded as the lowland rajah, and can get just as big. So now you have a near-ultrahighland nep crossed with a lowland nep, resulting in a nice intermediate.
The last one I can think of now is N. aristolochioides x talangensis
I noticed on my maxima x talangensis That the talangensis sort of lent a rounded, hunchbacked shape to the pitcher. I predict that the bulbous shape of talangensis would help preserve the shape from aristolochioides. And of course, the talangensis would lend beautiful coloration.
I came up with another one today that I thought would just be the bee's knees, but I can remember it for the life of me. Oh well, I'll sleep on it.