Nepenthes spathulata X aristolochioides XX lowii X ventricosa is an Exotica Plants hybrid between a bunch of highlanders. This is definitely a complex cross and should produce much variation between all of the seed grown clones out there. I've found that this particular hybrid is a good robust grower and easy to care for. It does produce good sized pitchers for the plant size compared with some other hybrids. As of yet, I haven't seen photos of larger plants grown out to see how much variation there is within this hybrid. When my plant gets larger, the pitchers may still change even more as it is not at adult size yet. So far it's an easy growing, vigorous hybrid provided highland conditions are given. It may tolerate intermediate conditions because of the N. ventricosa in it and the fact that it is a complex hybrid.
intermediate? / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)
Cultivation: easy in typical highland conditions, good
strong moderate grower that should produce basal shoots when older
Market availability: size 3, large plants, rooted cuttings?; somewhat available from Exotica Plants and their vendors
Species variability: probably some due to complex hybrid with multiple parentage
$ / size: expensive to collector's plant; $50.00 - $100.00 + for large plants
Cuttings: none available for trade