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    Hey all.. just a few things to show as I plug along on trying to update the website photos.

    Recent hybrid from Exotica.
    N. sibuyanensis x truncata. Recently opened pitcher. The peristome darkens over time. A characteristic of both parents.


    Large lower pitcher on N. lowii x truncata. Recently opened, as it ages the pitcher and the peristome get much darker.


    Something new. My first hybrid!
    N. pectinata x campanulata. Still a young plant but will be interesting to see how things develop. Appears the N. campanulata didn't inhibit any of the coloration from the N. pectinata.


    Just for kicks.. here is the female parent. N. pectinata (B) lower pitcher. Upper pitchers are significantly less colored.


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    I like the looks of the N. lowii x truncata.


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    Your first hybrid! Tony, you've been spending too much time selling plants and not enough time playing with them [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] The lowii x truncata hybrid is showing a fair bit of variation, some clones are strongly influenced by truncata, others fairly even, and some very lowii. Mine at this stage is like a large lowii without the lid hairs, with a very deep purple coloured pitcher and purple/yellow striped peristome. The current developing pitcher should be a similar size to the one in your photo, so it will be interesting to compare. I generally avoid hybrids like the plague, but this one is quite impressive.
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    I really like you're hybrid, "N. paroubek". How long did it take to germinate and grow to that size?
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    Hehe, I just bought a lowii x truncata from tony. I wont touch the pure lowii until near mature plants come along. I have high hopes for this hybrid though, judging by pictures I've seen, especially on exotica's website. Are the more lowii dominant clones any slower than the truncata dominants? I've found with truncata hybrids, you have four traits: 1. slow leaf production, 2. fast leaf production, 3. slow to maturity(increase in size), and 4. fast to maturity(increase in size). The species truncata is a 1 and 4 type. Considering this, when crossed with other species, you can get a mix of any of those traits. My clone of stenophylla x truncata is stenophylla dominant (probably because it is the mother), and has types 1 and 3. It must get 3 from its stenophylla parent. A very slow hybrid, but steady and stunning. Have you observed this in lowii x truncata and other lowii hybrids?

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    Tony would probably be able to give you a more representative answer given the quantities he deals with, but genetics can be very quirky at times, and much depends on growing conditions and maturity of the plant. I have some hybrids that are slower and more temperamental than either parent. I have others that are significantly faster than one or both parents. That's the beauty of genetics, its complexity and (to some extent) unpredictability make it exciting. If you've ever grown species from seed, you'll notice that even individual within the one species can show huge variances in growth speed, vigour and preferred conditions.

    Some species start off really slow growers, but get a bit faster once they're mature (both lowii and burbidgeae seem to be like this). From my experience with lowii x truncata it would appear to be a noticeably faster growing than either parent. That is not to say that this will hold true for all clones.

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    I thought this cross must be rather speedy due to the large size of plants I've seen in photos. They seem to increase in size fast.

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    nice pics Tony. i would really like to see an older pitcher of the N. sibuyanensis x truncata if you have a pic. i really wish i could get over your way to see your set-up. living in the last best place does have its draw backs i guess.
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