Nepenthes tobaica "purple" X N. veitchii "highland striped" is hybrid between two highland parents. I purchased this plant without seeing a photo because I love hybrids involving N. veitchii highland striped. So far this hybrid has been a bit of a disappointment. There has been no peristome striping and the pitchers are fairly ordinary. I grow it in full sunlight outdoors yearround without problems. The leaves and plant seem to have more N. veitchii in it than N. tobaica by the way it looks. It doesn't appear to be a skinny scrambling vine at all. The leaves are broad and the stem is thick. I'm wondering if the N. veitchii in this plant is another variety and maybe not the striped clone. I haven't seen any photos yet at Exotica's site with some of their adult plants to compare to. Maybe with age, the pitchers will stripe up.
intermediate / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)
Cultivation: easy outdoors, grows faster than N.
veitchii but not as quick as N. tobaica
Market availability: size 3 to possible rooted cuttings; available currently
Species variability: some among the seed grown plants
$ / size: moderate $30.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade