N. eymae X spectabilis upper pitcher

N. eymae X spectabilis
purchase date: 05 / 09
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  07 / 09

Nepenthes eymae X spectabilis is an Exotica Plants hybrid between two highlanders. There's a nice mix of both parents in this hybrid. Tthe striping and splotching on the pitchers comes from N. spectabilis and the upper pitchers are influenced from the N. eymae. It does well in highland conditions and likes to vine. With the female parent being N. eymae, it is much more tolerant of highland conditions than N. spectabilis. The leaves are waxier and more sturdy too. Basals are produced easily making future cuttings a real possibility. This particular hybrid seems to be only available from rooted cuttings originating from Exotica Plants or other growers that purchase Nepenthes from Exotica Plants for resale.   

intermediate? / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy grower, vigorous, likes to vine
Market availability: rooted cuttings; scarce, available at times from Exotica Plants but generally uncommon
Species / Hybrid variability: possibly some among the seed grown plants
$ / size: expensive to collector's plant: $75.00 - $100.00
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown