Nepenthes "Triffid" (kampotiana x maxima) x dubia
An unusual Leilani hybrid with adorable tiny green pitchers!
First pitcher is adorable! February 2021
Acclimated very quickly and pushing out beautiful new growth! February 2021
I received mine as small rooted cutting from a fellow hobbyist, who originally purchased it from another hobbyist, that purchased it from Leilani Nepenthes! I do love how these cultivars are kept alive by a network of hobbyists that are dedicated to preserving these unique individuals. Leilani Nepenthes hybrids are particularly precious because the nursery was tragically destroyed by a volcano in 2018.
I have actually been having a really difficult time finding more information about this particular cultivar because the name "Triffid" is unfortunately tied to lots of different carnivorous plant franchises. (The popularity of "Triffid" linked with anything carnivorous plants stems originally from a sci-fi novel called "Day of the Triffids", which then turned in a cult sci-fi horror movie of the same name). I did find in the ICPS Photfinder that the supposed parentage of this plant is Nepenthes "Splendid Diana" x dubia. "Splendid Diana" was supposedly a cross between kampotiana and maxima. There is always some doubt and speculation when looking at the parentage of Leilani Nepenthes because of the conditions the plants were raised in. The Nepenthes basically ran wild in Sam Estes' estate in Hawaii and there was lots of wild pollination going on! Check out this amazing tour of the nursery in 2014 by Sarracenia Northwest!
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: Moist but not wet Potting Mix: 50% long fibered sphagnum 25% perlite 25% coco-chips Fertilizer: MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) every other week into pitchers Additional Notes: Went through acclimation very quickly!