photo taken 8/03

photo taken: 7 / 04

(N. x trusmadiensis) X N. veitchii
purchase date: 11 / 02
arrived as a small size 3
plant origin: Cook's Carnivorous Plants
photo taken: 8 / 05

This is another hybrid that should be a stunning plant. I say should be because sometimes you don't know what you'll get with hybrids! N. X trusmadiensis is a naturally occurring hybrid between N. macrophylla and N. lowii. N. macrophylla lends the "toothy" peristome while N. lowii may add the famous hourglass shape. The other parent plant is  N. veitchii. Two fantastic species! Nepenthes veitchii has that great flared peristome too! I don't know if the N. veitchii was of the red striped peristome or even a lowlander. Since all of the parents are slow growers, this hybrid is no exception. It grows similar to N. lowii which is slow. I suspect that this plant will be very difficult to duplicate because finding N. X trusmadiensis is extremely difficult. Especially a large plant in flower. It will be sometime before this plant produces nice sized pitchers but  I think it's going to be simply a fantastic hybrid.

highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy; slow grower!
Market availability: size 2-size 3; very limited
Species variability: probably some between the different seed grown hybrids
$ / size: moderate $35.00
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown