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    Thanks everyone for the input! it'll be interesting to see this one mature even if it never does get lid hairs.

    Anyone else have this hybrid? I'd love to see others.
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    There's no real way to know definitively.

    I've found with some complex lowii hybrids, if pure lowii species is one of the primary parents then there's a good chance of getting lid hairs N. (lowii x (A x B)).





    I've seen two clones of N.lowii x (spathulata x maxima), the one I have clone (b) has lid hairs, clone (a) does not. So it depends on the clone.





    There's cases where lid hairs, come and go. Often happens to me with N. lowii x truncata, as can be seen in this pic, three consecutive pitchers on the same plant



    And then on another N.lowii x truncata clone, they are seemingly always present.



    I found it also makes a big difference on who the other parents is, as has been mentioned N. lowii x boschiana, makes no lid hairs from the plants I've seen, whilst in almost direct contrast N. lowii x spect, has an abundance of bristles.





    but in general most lowii F1 hybrids tend to have some hairs to some extent.

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    You have such amazing plants Red lowii!

    On your hybrid that sometimes has and sometimes doesn't have lid hairs, are the lids with no hairs completely smooth? I'm asking because under the lid of mine there's this fuzz, you can kind of see them in the pic below (they're white/pale color).



    My other lowii hybrid N. (lowii x veitchii] x boschiana) x burbidgeae, has similar fuzz but located in a different area under the lid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by divaskid View Post
    You have such amazing plants Red lowii!

    On your hybrid that sometimes has and sometimes doesn't have lid hairs, are the lids with no hairs completely smooth? I'm asking because under the lid of mine there's this fuzz, you can kind of see them in the pic below (they're white/pale color).
    I'm not too sure actually, if the hairs were not really conspicuous I didn't really look that closely, yours look great! Nice pics. I'll keep an eye out for the tiny hairs

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    Just a couple more ...

    A few on this Nepenthes lowii x truncata:




    and a N. lowii x boschiana:

    (two others of this cross exhibit very few hairs or none.)

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    Paul

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    Marc. Looks like killer plant guy had a Lowii x Bosch with bristles..I guess all are variable. My Lowii x truncata didn't make them till larger. I think light had a lot to do with it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_OrchidGuy View Post
    Marc. Looks like killer plant guy had a Lowii x Bosch with bristles..I guess all are variable. My Lowii x truncata didn't make them till larger. I think light had a lot to do with it too.
    I lied, you triggered my memory, there was a French grower that had hairs on his low x bosch a few years back. Low x merriliana is another one that is super abundant in lid hairs, prob more than any other lowii F1 cross.

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Love the pics!!
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