Possibly my most anticipated addition to my modest collection...
AHHHHHHH looks so amazing out of the box! November 2020
I have probably never been this excited to acquire a new Nepenthes. This hybrid produces INCREDIBLE toothy traps and is reportedly easier than either parent. I was hesitant to jump into the deep end of the "toothy Nepenthes" pool because I thought both hamata and edwardsiana were solid highland plants, however Cosmos (who sold me this vigorous young plant!) talked me through the care requirements and ensured me that this hybrid is a solid intermediate grower that doesn't require nightly drops in temperature to be successful long-term. I could NOT be more pleased!
Even at this tender young age we can already discern some fantastic characteristics. The pitchers are delightfully hairy and colorful, with itty bitty teeth ridges on the peristome. The leaves are rigid and thick with a strong midrib. I made sure to pot this up into a very light and airy mixture since both hamata and edwardsiana appreciate drying out slightly between waterings. Although this plant is very young (only 2 inches across!) I am hopeful that it grows quickly and vigorously! Currently bagged for acclimation and crossing fingers it doesn't lose any beautiful pitchers!
Update December 2020
Love how stiff the leaves are
WOW that was a quick acclimation! Little guy is already showing baby teeth on its new pitcher. The leaves are very thick and robust - in fact they are almost impossible to bend.
Current Growing Conditions: Warm Intermediate Terrarium Light: ~170 PPFD or 9730 Lux under 4000K LED shoplights Humidity: ~90% night and 67% day Temperature: ~68F night and 85F day Water: Let dry quite a bit between waterings Potting Mix: 50% long fibered sphagnum 50% perlite/coco-chips Fertilizer:MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) every other week into pitchers Additional Notes: Appears to be very hardy and fast grower