N. splendiana X hookeriae
purchase date: 04 / 09
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Sunbelle
photo taken:  07 / 09

Nepenthes splendiana X hookeriae is a complex hybrid between mostly lowlanders. I got this plant as a gift from Sunbelle. Lowlanders don't do well for me but on occasion, some complex hybrids that have some highland parentage will grow outdoors in my climate. This appears to be one of them. It grows on a deck with my other highlanders and is doing just fine. These pitchers have nice color and the red is very vibrant. I don't know enough about this hybrid to determine if there is a difference in shape and coloration between lower and upper pitchers. My guess is yes. I think N. maxima is a parent and the upper pitchers in N. maxima generally turn solid green and lose their lower splotching on the pitcher. It appears to be a vining hybrid that will be a good climber. When winter comes, I'll be able to see what temperatures this hybrid can tolerate. 

lowlander / intermediate / highlander? (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: moderate to vigorous grower outdoors as a lowlander to intermediate; 
Market availability: rooted cuttings; limited? (came from a private grower)
Species variability: maybe a little among the seed grown plants because of complex parentage
$ / size: inexpensive to moderate: $20.00 to $50.00? (maybe more expensive as an Ebay offereing)
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: female