Growing Requirements of Nepenthes Hybrids
4 April 2017
I’ve just added a new feature to The Nepenthes Interactive Guide. It’s called The Hybrid Calculator.
You can use the calculator to generate an estimate of the optimum conditions for a particular hybrid. The recommendations are based on the habitats of the parent species, not simply whether they’re classed as a lowland or a highland species. To get started, just scroll to the end of the guide and enter your hybrid’s two parents.
Feedback on the guide has been great so far. I’d like to thank everyone who’s taken the time to offer their thoughts and suggestions, including Peter D’Amato & the team at California Carnivores, and Tom Pickering of the Kew Gardens tropical nursery. Very special thanks to Rob Cantley of Borneo Exotics, who suggested this new calculator feature.
If you have an idea for how the Nepenthes Interactive Guide might be improved, please do get in touch via email. I’ll continue to update this post with links to any new contributors.
Alternatively, if any developers reading this are keen to help maintain the data, I’m happy to grant access to the underlying source code so we can collaborate. Like the rest of this website, the new tool is free and was built to benefit the wider community of hobbyists, scientists, conservationists, and nursery owners with an interest in Nepenthes.
Thanks for reading!
Photo Credit: Nepenthes spectabilis x mira at Chelsea, by Borneo Exotics
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