Ease to Grow: Moderate
Native Range: Highlands of Malaysia, Sulawesi
Zones: 11-12 (9-14)
Nepenthes hamata, is a very rare, highly sought-after vicious looking nepenthes with dramatic fang-like projections on a highly ribbed dark peristome appearing as a dramatic collar of death. It is a fast growing carnivorous tropical pitcher plant with large, 6+" with tubes that are heavily blotched and streaked in red on an olive green background. Traps are cylindrical with with a bulbous base. It grows in the open or shade, among grasses and shrubs. It is quite good at catching large insects, such as: stink bugs, wasps and yellow jackets. It does well in a window and is a great house plant, that can be grown outdoors in the warm weather with a minimal transition period. It is a good as a houseplant or in the greenhouse.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped. The high price is based on its rarity and demand in cultivation. Plants are young and small with juvenile traps.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical, Highland
Soil: Live Sphagnum Moss or Nepenthes Mix
Light: Bright indirect indoors, full to partial sun outdoors
Use: Great house plant for the sunroom or does well in the greenhouse.