N. sibuyanensis X talangensis
purchase date: 5 / 08
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  7 / 09

Nepenthes sibuyanensis X talangensis is an Exotica Plants hybrid between a two highlanders. I got this plant in trade from Sunbelle and it is producing good size pitchers for the size of the plant. Hybrids from Exotica that use N. sibuyanensis as a parent tend to be on the larger side. It grows fine for me as a typical highlander but should also do well as an intermediate because of the N. sibuyanensis in it. I've found that N. sibuyanensis doesn't like it too cold like other highlanders do and thus lends itself to warmer conditions in hybridization. Both parent plants have been reluctant to pitcher for me, however, the combination in this hybrid certainly isn't the case. It readily pitchers and has that "hybrid vigor" that both parent species seem to lack in highland conditions for me.   

intermediate / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy grower outdoors; maybe a faster grower in intermediate conditions
Market availability: size 3, large plants? ; available as of 6 / 08 from Exotica Plants
Species variability: maybe some variation between the different seed grown plants
$ / size: moderate $25.00 - $35.00
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown