Personally I value my plants for specific traits, and while that does mean I have a preference towards species there are some hybrids that surpass any of the species in my collection in some areas. For example, my N. trusmadiensis x burbidgeae is the most colourful plant in my entire collection.
I think alot of us 'species snobs' just find each plant beautiful species or hybrid..BUT, theirs always something uniquely drawing to a species plant. Though their are many beautiful crosses that we gladly accept into our collections i think we feel species plants are more special to us because they remind us of something we may never really see in nature that was created their, unlike many man made hybrids. Natural hybrids are just as cherished to some as species are to others if not sometimes more!. I find the more crazy yet unseen cross that's made the more interest their is in growing/getting it. I myself have certain draws based on the looks of the plants leaves and pitchers and just so happens that many of those are species plants... but like i said i find crosses involving these traits combined with other plants that have similar traits i like are just as welcome in my collection as species plants and crazy not so common crosses.
Still have intrest in what the hamata x tenuis (i think that Was whose it was) whim sowed and gave away will look like!
Last edited by KATastrophe; 10-10-2015 at 07:23 PM.