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real hybrid or not?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:56 am
by mhal408
hello, im curious about my recently bought nepenthes, the seller said it was N. Mirabilis x Eustachya. i tried searching online but can only find local people in my country has it, cannot find any from outside the country, is this a real hybrid or just marketing scam?

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:52 pm
by Ben Goudge
Take good care of it and let it grow. When it makes a good sized pitcher, just shoot us a picture.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:22 pm
by mhal408
brb in a few months then :D

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:48 am
by mhal408
so few eternity later...

can these picture works? it just started to open up (the leaf thingy) like this morning so im assuming it wont get bigger anymore for this particular pitcher.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:52 am
by Apollyon
It continues to grow a bit and puff up after the lid opens. Also tends to color up more

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:26 am
by mhal408
Apollyon wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:52 am It continues to grow a bit and puff up after the lid opens. Also tends to color up more
oh nice thx for the info, its my first pitcher :D
any comment on the hybrid ID?

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:28 am
by sanguinearocks101
Looks similar to the plant the seller said. It’ll be easier to tell once it fully colors up.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:52 am
by mhal408
sanguinearocks101 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:28 am Looks similar to the plant the seller said. It’ll be easier to tell once it fully colors up.
well im glad you think that way, thanks.

here is the pic i just took today, not sure if its fully colored up but it has became pretty red.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:06 pm
by Apollyon
Honestly it does look like both parents. Shape of one and the coloring of the other. I'm going to go with yes myself.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:22 am
by mhal408
Apollyon wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:06 pm Honestly it does look like both parents. Shape of one and the coloring of the other. I'm going to go with yes myself.
i remember someone described this hybrid as big pitcher with orange colour, round lip of mirabilis and unique stripes of eustachya. maybe i should google mirabilis and eustachya...

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:25 am
by mhal408
also its flowering, maybe i should start a new topic about this, but since people are here, what should i do with it? i know they have female/male (but dont know how to id) and i only have 1 nep. i dont believe nep can do flower stalk propagation right?

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:36 am
by sanguinearocks101
I would first identify its gender(I don’t know how). Second, find someone that you are willing to ship some pollen to/is willing to ship pollen to you depending on the gender of your plant. Third, pollinate you’re plant with the pollen received if you’re plant is a female. Nepenthes cannot do flower stalk propagation.

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:54 am
by mhal408
ooff.. CP isnt very popular over here, the one that has them are most likely seller, i dont think they are as nice as hobbyist i mean they dont even answer your question sometimes even though you bought from them. but yea i will learn how to id the stalk then see if i can find local hobbyist, thx!

Re: real hybrid or not?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:32 am
by Apollyon
Facebook has a couple groups for Nepenthes like that. Unfortunate about the seller. To identify the flowers it's weird, best to look up a side by side so you can see what it looks like.