N. alata X khasiana
purchase date: 4 / 06
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Steve Clemensha, Australia (cutting from Sunbelle Exotics)
photo taken:  6 / 07

Nepenthes alata X  khasiana is a hybrid between two highlanders. I was told by Sunbelle Exotics that their plant originated from Steve Clemensha in Australia who did the original cross. I also have a N. alata X  maxima that came from the same place so the female is assumed to be N. alata for both hybrids. Since both parents are easy and cold tolerant to grow, this hybrid does perfectly for me outdoors. It has started to put off side shoots and is getting big. This hybrid certainly isn't a showy hybrid that would be in everyone's collection. However, it would make an excellent starter Nepenthes indoors or outdoors. It is cold tolerant and can also be grown warm as well. If grown indoors, it would be best in a hanging basket in a sunny location because it will quickly outgrow a windowsill.

lowlander? / intermediate / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy outdoors, vigorous grower, great starter Nepenthes, possible indoor specimen as an intermediate
Market availability: rooted cuttings; available I would guess, not a particularly rare hybrid
Species variability: some among the seed grown plants
$ / size: inexpensive $15.00 - $20.00 for established rooted cuttings (although this was a gift in trade)
Cuttings: none available for trade