N. chaniana X veitchii
purchase date: 2 / 04
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken: 07 / 09

Nepenthes chaniana X veitchii used to be sold as N. pilosa X veitchii from Borneo Exotics but had its name changed. The reason is that the species N. pilosa that was being sold turned out to be a different species from the "real" N. pilosa. That species was changed to N. chaniana. Borneo Exotics had some photos of this hybrid from one of their plant shows and it was breathtaking. Their plant was quite large with profuse striping in the peristome. I've found it to be a bit of a slow grower. It doesn't appear to be a Nepenthes that will be a climbing vine that wraps its tendrils around anything for support. It is very hairy and looks just like N. chaniana except for the striping on the peristome. It is a bit of a slow grower but that doesn't surprise me since both parent plants are slow growers too. Borneo Exotics lists that it is from a single clone thus making all clones out there identical unless some seed grown specimens were distributed.


highlander 1000m-1800m (naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy; slow grower; doesn't vine readily or appear to be a climber
Market availability: size 3 to larger plants; available 
Species variability: none if from the single clone listed on BE's site
$ / size: inexpensive to  moderate $12.00 to $30.00
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown