N. talangensis X maxima "Lady Pauline"
purchase date: 12 / 06
arrived as a small rooted cutting
plant origin: Borneo Exotics
photo taken:  6 / 08

Nepenthes talangensis X maxima is a hybrid between two highlanders. I do not know if this is a naturally occurring hybrid but I don't believe so. It originated from Borneo Exotics as a smaller rooted cutting. It is unusual for BE to release plants as rooted cuttings as most of their plants are from tissue culture or first time seed offerings. They refer to this clone as "Lady Pauline" and all plants are derived from rooted cuttings or tc from a single clone.  This hybrid is a vigorous grower for me outdoors year around and produces many sideshoots. It's an easy grower that vines readily. Exotica Plants has a hybrid that they call "Exotic Lady" that is listed as N. maxima X talangensis. That would be the reverse of the BE clone. So far, both plants are fairly similar in appearance except that the EP cross produces larger pitchers. However, the BE clone hasn't produced any basal shoots where bigger lower pitchers would form. I would put this hybrid as a nice beginner's plant or experimentation plant outdoors as it is showy, grows rapidly, and is moderately priced for the size and quality.


Cultivation: easy outdoors, vigorous grower, produces many sideshoots in the vining stage
Market availability: rooted cuttings; available 
Species variability: none; all plants are from a single clone
$ / size: moderate to expensive $25.00 - $60.00 for large established plants
Cuttings: available for trade
Sex: unknown