One of Sam’s mystery hybrids

I wish I knew what this Nepenthes hybrid was, pedigree-wise. I have long suspected it is a cross of N. maxima and N. spathulata, but some days I wonder if N. boschiana isn’t involved on some level. Whatever species make up its identity, it impresses me more and more as it matures. I love the sunset colors of the peristome as it ages over a month or so, eventually darkening to oxblood/red/brown. This pitcher has been open for about a week, and is darkening quickly.


The same pitcher, a few days later:



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