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    Hi Tony
    Lovely plants,the Sibuyanensis x Truncata looks big already and with those parents its going to be a monster.
    The Lowii xTruncata,s peristome is amazing,great shape to the pitcher also,one of the nicest ones ive seen i think.
    A nice little cross you have made there,with the amount of plants you have tony id be crossing all sorts [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Very nice keep them coming.
    Bye fpr now Julian

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    Thanks for the comments ;>

    The N. sibuyanensis hybrid should be quite large indeed. They are already turning into small monsters with big fat leaves. Will see if I can get a picture of another Rattler.

    On the N. lowii x truncata.. I dunno. Both species have pitchers that can change color fairly dramatically as they age. Maybe some small differences in pitcher shape will become apparent. I think alot of the differences that people are seeing from posted pictures is related more to plant size/maturity and pitcher age. Both of which are very hard to gauge from a single picture posted on some website or in a forum. Just for kicks I will post a picture from 2 pitchers ago of the same plant.

    As far as hybrids growing compared to species. In general hybrids are noticebly more vigorous in both speed of growth and increasing in size. Alot still has to do with the parents used though. While the N. lowii x truncata have grown reasonably well at about the rate of N. truncata, N. lowii x ventricosa grows like it is on steroids. Perhaps this says something about the non N. lowii parent controlling things more than the N. lowii?

    As for making crosses.. OH I have been busy.. lately. I have had flowering size Nepenthes for a long time but I wasn't too interested until I had more selection and newer unusual species to work with. I am opposed to just making crosses for the sake of making crosses. I like to approach them with a reason and a goal in hopes of what might come out. The above cross I did to try and produce a N. campanulata looking plant, compact, flairing pitcher with color! I am keen on lowland x highland if possible as well. It remains to be seen how this one will finally come out. N. campanulata doesn't show much flairing until it gets to a few inches, so the seedling has a bit to go yet.

    now.... If I could just get N. inermis to flower.. that would be sweet with N. campanulata.

    Here is that other pitcher from the N. lowii x truncata above. Again in case you missed it. This is a recent photo of not the pitcher prior to the one above but the next one before that.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Tony, thanks for the pics! Great, as always....did you have more beer?

    I LOVE the truncata x lowii!
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    Tony has plenty of time to play with the plants Hamish, its just hard to explain to the wife why hes going to the greenhouse! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] hehe

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    Hi Tony
    I see what you mean its amazing the difference what a two pitcher jump can do [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Bye for now Julian

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    Rattler.. I replaced the original N. sibuyanensis x truncata picture with another and added one more.

    Here is the additional one:


    Dustin careful or you will be joining me in the doghouse! er Greenhouse!

    Tony
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    WOw, just love all the pics,
    are the truncata hybrids all suitable lowlanders?
    They really make me feel like buying some hybrids!

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    Hi Everyone,
    Tony, great pics!

    Just for comparison here are two different seedlings of lowii x truncata.


    Time will tell if this hybrid will tolerate ultra lowland summer conditions. We suspect it will do fine.

    Here's a pic of N. truncata x densiflora which has done well through two summers now.


    Highland x lowland hybrids grow easily in both conditions... even highland x highland hybrids are more tolerant.

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