N. thorelii X N. aristolochioides
purchase date: 8 / 05
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  8 / 05

Nepenthes thorelii X N. aristolochioides is a cross between a lowlander and a highlander. At this time, anything crossed with N. aristolochioides is coming from Exotica Plants and this beauty is no exception. Their crosses with N. aristolochioides really are worth collecting as far as hybrids go. Everyone of them is really cool.  I came upon this plant from Exotic Plants Plus and purchased it. I'd never seen it available before. I don't know if it snuck under my radar but Exotica did have a photo of this hybrid and I'd never seen any small plants available before. The N. aristolochioides is obvious in this hybrid and almost has a N. vogelii shape to it. I like that it is a little more tapered than other crosses with N. aristolochioides. So far it's doing fine outdoors and I shouldn't have any problems with it. The fact that this hybrid is available from cuttings means that it is a fairly rapid grower. I've found that N. aristolochioides is one of the faster growing highlanders that I grow. My N. thorelii's grow well too. So maybe more cuttings of this hybrid will turn up in the near future.

intermediate - highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: should be easy outdoors like the other N. aristo hybrids
Market availability: possible size3 to rooted cuttings; very limited at this time
Species variability: some possible among the original seed grown plants
$ / size: moderate to expensive; $45.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: female