Nepenthes hybrid

From: Steve Alton (
Date: Wed Oct 20 1999 - 05:00:33 PDT

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:00:33 +0100
From: "Steve Alton" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3633$foo@default>
Subject: Nepenthes hybrid

Dear All,

Can any UK growers shed any light on the identity of a fairly widely-
available Nep hybrid in my possession? My plant came (I think)
from Chris Crow of Sarracenia Nurseries and was sold to me as N.
x coccinea. However, looking in The Savage Garden, my plant (and
others I have seen dying in garden centres) look much more like N.
x morganiana ie. fat pitchers, green background with heavy red
speckling. My plant has never, under the range of environmental
conditions it has had to suffer, produced red pitchers with green

I appreciate that the plants have the same parentage - are they
also so variable that they can resemble each other?

Any info. would be much appreciated.

Steve Alton
UK Co-ordinator - Millennium Seed Bank
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Wakehurst Place
Tel: 01444 894079
Fax: 01444 894069

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