N. tobaica "purple" X lowii
purchase date: 04 / 09
arrived as a rooted cutting
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  07 / 10

Nepenthes tobaica "purple" X lowii is an Exotica Plants hybrid between a two highlanders. It arrived as a rooted cutting and has taken time to adapt to my highland conditions. Once established it appears to grow as a scrambling vine but not as thin as a straight N. tobaica. Since the N. lowii was the male in this hybrid I don't expect to see much flaring in the peristome as with the female N. lowii crosses from EP. I'm hoping that maybe more of the purple in the N. tobaica will be more evident with age. This particular hybrid doesn't appear very much in the forums or from the Exotica list making it scarce to come by.


intermediate? / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: moderate grower outdoors, easy to look after, should be a bit of a climber
Market availability: rooted cuttings: available infrequently from Exotica's list
Species variability: maybe a little among the seed grown plants; haven't seen many photos of this plant from other growers
$ / size: expensive: $70.00 to $90.00 
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown