N. truncata X alata "red stripe"
purchase date: 2 / 03
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken: 10 / 04

This hybrid is a cross between N. truncata (lowlander) and N. alata "red stripe" (highlander) to produce a great plant. I bought this from Cook's Carnivorous Plants where I was browsing through the hybrid section and stopped immediately when I saw what the plant should look like as an adult. It has the speckled pitcher from the N. alata and gets pretty large as from the N. truncata. I believe the peristome should get streaked as well. The leaves more closely resemble the N. truncata  than the N. alata. Since the parentage is mixed, you could grow this plant as a lowlander or highlander. I grow it outdoors as a highlander. Don't know how available this plant is because it is a hybrid. Sometimes hybrids are only available for a limited time from those two exact parents. Hopefully mine will look like the photo I saw at Exotica Plants.


Cultivation: easy; slow grower now, probably a moderate grower in lowland conditions
Market availability: size 3; appears very limited to Exotica Plants
Species variability: probably some color differences between seed grown hybrids
$ / size: moderate $35.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown