01-22-2013, 02:41 PM
That lowii is handsome. Resisting ultra highs is hard, but if growing conditions aren't proper there's no need.
01-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Jeremiah's wonderful N. spectabilis X hamata hybrid. Striped peristome and teeth?! This is going to be amazing.
01-23-2013, 07:41 PM
MY LORD! That thing is GNARLY!
01-23-2013, 07:52 PM
01-23-2013, 07:57 PM
That is going to be one of the most spectacular hybrids. Nice find, Paul. Do you know what kind of N. spectabilis Jeremiah used? Do you have any pictures of your spectabilis(es?)? It's quickly becoming one of my favorite species.
01-23-2013, 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by Sundrew
You know, I never asked Jeremiah what clone/type of N. spectabilis he used as the seed parent. I ought to inquire. As for myself, I have three plants o the species: one of the clones of BEs so-called "giant" type (I have the impression they cultured more than one clone) and the BE Sibuatan clone as well. The third plant I have came from Jeremiah and its a seed grown plant, likely from Sam on the big island. This is certainly one of my favorite species. I once told Tony "You can sell me ANY hybrid made with spectabilis!" LOL
I will search through my library for photos for you. The two BE plants are due for update photos. (Note to self)
01-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Here is a solo pitcher pic of the BE "giant" clone:
And this is the seed-grown plant I got from Jeremiah:
I need to get new pics of the Sibuatan clone, as that is my favorite of the three.
01-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Drew, I don't know if you ever saw this or not; this is one of my favorite spectabilis hybrids, N. Trubalina (*******), a cross of tobaica and spectabilis. Just look at that amazing pitcher waistline!
01-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Those are fantastic! I love both pitchers, especially the purple hues on the one from Jeremiah. How large is your 'Giant' clone, and how large can they get? If I can find one, I plan on that clone (or clones? I was beginning to think the same thing, there is quite a bit of variation.) being my first HL nep. Sibuatan is a great location form, I look forward to pictures. I've heard that the Pangulubao form is also quite extraordinary. LOL, there is rarely an ugly spectabilis hybrid.
EDIT: Great hybrid! The red coloration and stripes from spectabilis are quite evident. Your truncata x spectabilis (now that's a nice plant) has a very similar color scheme.
01-23-2013, 09:24 PM
Hi, guys it was a seed grown N. spectabilis Pangalubao
The uppers are much darker in color
Nepenthes hamata H75/JK BE is the dad