N. ventricosa X talangensis as a small climbing vine

photo taken:  5 / 05

N. ventricosa X talangensis
purchase date: 2/ 05
arrived as a rooted plant
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  9 / 06

Nepenthes ventricosa X N. talangensis is a hybrid between two highlanders. This hybrid originated from Exotica Plants. I received this plant as an extra from an Ebay auction. A hobbyist was selling off some plants from his collection. Some very nice ones I might add! I bought his N. talangensis and he threw in this hybrid as well. Normally I wouldn't have purchased this plant because of my limited growing space, but I can't say no to a gift!! I put it outdoors in the winter time and it did basically nothing. As you can see, it's a small, woody vine. I pretty much left it alone to see what would happen. It finally came around when the weather warmed up and is doing nicely. I think this is a good hybrid to grow outdoors because of the highlander parentage in it. I'm actually growing fonder of this hybrid because of the N. talangensis in it. It appears to be a hardy plant that is fairly easy to grow with no problems.

highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: easy outdoors, moderate grower
Market availability:  rooted cuttings (Exotica Plants has released the some hybrid but using a red variety of  N. ventricosa)
Species variability: some among the various seed grown plants
$ / size: inexpensive to moderate $20.00 and up for larger plants
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown