Here is a picture of a ground shoot pitcher on our N. cantleyi (bicalcarata x gracilis -natural hybrid). *
The color ranges from solid dark purple to almost black, every now and then a pitcher will have some green flecks on it. *Wish we had a pic of the more mature pitchers on the main vine, but we recently took cuttings and reduced the plant to ground shoots (sorry, all of the cuttings have already been reserved for our local nep nuts). *The largest pitchers so far have been about four inches, as the pitchers get larger, they take on a more squat shape.
This plant probably originated with Rob (as he stated in the lowii in bloom post), but came to me from either Clyde Bramblett or Bruce Bednar many years ago. *The plant was grown neglectfully for years on the patio of our small apartment, we rarely saw any worthwhile pitchers. *When we moved and built the greenhouse, Michelle went on a major repotting rampage, the N. cantleyi came to life with gorgeous pitchers. *
Rob, when we have a display of red/purple/black pitchers cascading over the sides of the pot, we will take another photo. *You shouldn’t feel bad about having this natural hybrid named after you. *Everyone who sees our cantleyi in its glory wants a cutting of it. *
-Trent and Michelle