Can you recommend a Highland hybrid?
Even though my plan was to collect specials, I started looking at hybrids a while ago.
Xmas is coming and I want to get my self a few plant presents.
What's your fav hybrid?? and what would you recommend? or how to decide?
I love stripey peristomes so I lean towards those...anything with platy, spectabilis, lowii, truncata, vietchii, ect ect. There are to many to list lol
I second the above comment. Something involving spectabilis or lowii tends to be pretty foolproof. Spect also has a beautiful pattern throughout the pitcher in addition to the great peristome. Singalana also makes a great parent IMO because the pitchers have a great shape to them. If you want a hybrid with a potentially funky/interesting shape, then anything with jacq, aristolochioides, or epphippiata would suit you well.
Formerly pond boy
I'm really liking glabrata x aristo. I'm also partial to anything with veitchii.
One of my very favorite hybrids I ever grew was N. spectabilis x talangensis, a truly beautiful plant.
I am currently growing N. spectabilis x singalana and I can say that it certainly oozes potential beauty.
I must say the N. burbidgeae x edwardsiana is quite beautiful.
I second N. glabrata x aristolochioides.
A small, but beautiful plant that seems to be as easy as N. spectabilis x aristolochioides.
Here is a pic of the whole plant.
Last edited by Bio; 12-19-2014 at 07:12 AM.
Reason: added pic
And speaking of N. glabrata, the cross with N. talangensis is one of my favorite "miniature" Nepenthes:
Originally Posted by Bio
Thanks for the warning on N. burbidgeae x edwardsiana. I was under the assumption ALL hybrids are easier to grow. Good to know that some of them still remain challenging.
I've honestly never looked much into spectabilis and glabrata. However, all this pictures has changed my mind.
oh man... now i really want a lowii.......