photo taken 11 / 04

photo taken 5 / 05

 N. fusca X veitchii
purchase date: 11 / 03
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken: 01 / 06


photo taken: 09 / 06

N. fusca X veitchii
purchase date: 3 / 06
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Tristan's (probably Exotica Plants hybrid)
photo taken: 1 / 07

This plant is a hybrid between two highlanders Nepenthes fusca and N. veitchii. You can definitely see the N. veitchii highland striping in both plants. So far my Exotica Plant resembles N. veitchii much more than N. fusca. The leaves and pitchers show a lot of the N. veitchii parentage. I can't even tell there's any N. fusca in this plant whatsoever. It also grows like a N. veitchii that is relatively slow. My other clone I purchased from Tristan's Carnivorous Plants as a rooted cutting. It has nice coloration and resembles N. fusca more than my other clone. The leaves are longer and have more hair too. The cutting might be producing an upper as opposed to the lower pitchers in the Exotica Plants clone. Although they are the same hybrid, I don't know how much variation there is among the seed grown plants of this hybrid. Once they get into the vining stage they are much quicker growing. 

highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy, moderate to slow grower (Tristan's clone grows more rapidly in the vining stage)
Market availability: size 3 to rooted cuttings; limited (may be available at times from Exotica Plants from rooted cuttings)
Species variability:  possible variation between the seed grown specimens
$ / size: moderate to expensive; $30.00 and up for rooted cuttings
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown