Nepenthes spathulata XX lowii X ventricosa is an Exotica Plants hybrid between two highlanders. This hybrid is just beginning to produce larger, more adult pitchers. From what I can tell, the pitchers have much N. spathulata influence in them. At this point, I was hoping to see more of the N. lowii X ventricosa presence in it but that hasn't been the case. Also, I haven't seen enough photos of adult plants to see how much variation there is among the different seed grown plants so far. Other seed grown specimens may have a more hourglass shape to their pitchers than mine show so far. It has been an easy growing hybrid that does produce good sized pitchers for it's size. I grow it as a highlander but it may do fine in intermediate conditions from the N. lowii X ventricosa parentage.
intermediate? / highlander ( not a naturally occurring hybrid )
Cultivation: easy; moderate outdoors in highland
conditions-may grow quicker as an intermediate
Market availability: large plants, rooted cuttings?; available
Species variability: probably some among the seed grown plants
$ / size: expensive $55.00 and up for large plants; rooted cuttings in the future may be more affordable
Cuttings: none available for trade