Not had much luck with Google.
Does anyone know the background info on N. x 'Rokko'?
Natural or man-made?
Older hybrid or new?
Nepenthes rokko is thorelli X maxima. it is an old hybrid.
So it's old... What about man-made versus natural? I'm guessing man-made given the name!?
I was doing some research and it said that Nx. Rokko is one of the old victorian hybrids that are supposed to be worth getting. I thought it was a natural hybrid.
Hi Aaron and Mad about cps:
Maxima is very well spread out throughout southeast asia. I am not sure whether this species is found where thorellii is also found. I could be wrong but thorelli is native to Laos, thailand, cambodia and nearby countries. while maxima is predominantly indonesian species. I don't think both species naturally coexist in nature. I am not sure though
Found this on CP Jungle.com:
So it seems man-made and, Christian, not sure about that "Victorian" status. Oh the joy of uncertainty.
Originally Posted by [b
N. Rokko is a Japanese hybrid, made in the 1960s or early 70's. It is thorelii x maxima. It is a hybrid name, not a cultivar. How many clones exist is unknown, but there are male and female plants of N. Rokko.
Hope this is helpful.
no one has added the dang thing grows like a weed too, it out paces my ventrata by a wide margin [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] i read somewhere that it may grow up to 7 feet a year and i believe it. beautiful pitchers. even the uppers ive seen on mine are quite colorful.
Have a look at Nepenthes University in the hybrid section. And read the other fine print at the top. or Ctrl F and search for the word 'victorian'.
I have a book with information on N.x Rokko. One might be worth purchasing. Or unless you want a photo copy of the page.
It's OK Christian. I'll read it when I drop in this week [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
Thanks for the info Trent & Rattler. Pretty much what I was looking for.
My plant is a scraggly cutting with no pitchers and about 3-4 leaves, so I'll based on the reports of how fast of a grower it is I should have something a bit nicer in a few months.