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    Suggestions on species/hybrids with black pitchers?

    EP's catalogue is coming back online in a couple of weeks and I'm thinking about picking up a nep with dark, ideally black pitchers, after browsing some of the threads here. What kind of species or parentage should I be looking for? Obviously it won't guarantee a plant with black pitchers, but I'm looking to maximise my chances. So far I'm hearing good things with N. ramispina, izumiae and naga, although naga is quite variable from what I've heard (Whimgrinder, yours looks amazing!).

    Are there any others I should be keeping an eye out for?

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    N. mikei also has pretty dark pitchers.
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    Nepenthes mikei, for sure, and N. ramispina is great. There's also the hybrid N. inermis X bongso to consider. (See here)

    Nepenthes naga, but not all clones are "black"
    [IMG]https://**************************************/2015/05/richard-mcweenies.jpg[/IMG]
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    And another "black" hybrid of note, N. izumiae X ramispina:

    [IMG]https://**************************************/2013/09/iz-ram.jpg[/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Nepenthes mikei, for sure, and N. ramispina is great. There's also the hybrid N. inermis X bongso to consider. (See here)

    Nepenthes naga, but not all clones are "black"
    [IMG]https://**************************************/2015/05/img_8270.jpg[/IMG]
    Could you possibly use the terms "black pitchers" and "lowland growing" in the same sentence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Could you possibly use the terms "black pitchers" and "lowland growing" in the same sentence?
    I wasn't aware that was possible! ;-)

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    Ah, I see. Trying to grow Nepenthes with black pitchers under lowland growing conditions is something stupid people do.
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    +1 on N. Izumiae & its crosses. You will not be disappointed. I miss mine
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