Nepenthes ventricosa X (talangensis X carunculata) is an Exotica Plants hybrid between two highlanders. I bought the plant because I thought the mix of the N. talangensis X carunculata could prove interesting. There weren't any photos of this hybrid but it was relatively inexpensive so I decided to give it a try. It looks like there's a little of all parents in this plant from the photo above. This is a new offering as of 2007 and there isn't a lot of photos of other growers' plants on the forums yet for comparison. Sometimes there's a lot of variation in complex hybrids and this hybrid may have some. I plan to grow it outdoors in a hanging pot with my other highlanders. I grow all of the parent plants easily so this hybrid should be no problem.
intermediate / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)
Cultivation: should be easy outdoors, moderate grower
with typical hybrid vigor expected, may be faster in intermediate temperatures
Market availability: large plants; available from Exotica Plants as of 6 / 07
Species variability: may be some among the original seed grown plants
$ / size: moderate $25.00-$35.00
Cuttings: none available for trade