photo taken 8 / 04

N. pilosa X veitchii
purchase date: 2 / 04
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Cook's Carnivorous Plants
photo taken: 6 / 05

Nepenthes pilosa X veitchii produces pitchers that are yellowish green with some striping in the peristome. My plant is still a size 3 but you can begin to see the striping in the peristome that sets it apart from a pure N. pilosa which is all green. I bought this plant on Ebay because it was cheap and I like N. veitchii hybrids. Cook's sells Nepenthes on Ebay at times very reasonably priced so I figured what the heck, buy it! It grows very similar to N. pilosa and looks very much like that species. Recently I heard that there were some N. pilosas being sold that were not true N. pilosa. They were N. pilosa X veitchii. That's one reason why this plant was so cheap. It was bought by a vendor as a species that turned out to be an accidental hybrid. You can tell by the striping in the peristome. Another vendor told me he hadn't heard that rumor. Whatever the case, this is a nice hybrid that is easy to grow with no problems.

highlander 1000m-1800m

Cultivation: easy; slow to moderate grower, slightly quicker when plant gets some size to it.
Market availability: size 2, size 3 to larger plants; available
Species variability: none that I'm aware of other than seed grown differences
$ / size: inexpensive to  moderate $18.00 and up for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown