photo taken:  12 / 05

N. ventricosa X pectinata
purchase date: 7 / 05
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  12 / 05

Nepenthes ventricosa X N. pectinata is a hybrid between two highlanders. Both parents are fairly common and hardy plants and are relatively quick growers for me. So I anticipate this hybrid to be the same. There's nothing really "rare" or unusual about this plant. I purchased it because I like hybrids with N. ventricosa. It may be possible that the peristome may have some sort of a toothy appearance as it matures. Already you can see the N. ventricosa color and pitcher shape influence on this plant. I've had no difficulties with this plant and it's one that I don't pay a whole lot of attention to. It's one of those Nepenthes that sneaks up on you when you stop to check it out in the collection. You just look at it and realize that it has grown a lot and is pretty cool. I grow this guy outdoors but I suspect that it would do well as a windowsill specimen too. 

highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy outdoors, probably a good candidate for windowsills
Market availability: size 3, available
Species variability: possible variation among the seed grown plants
$ / size: inexpensive to moderate $25.00 and up
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown