Nepenthes hamata


Ease to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
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.

Height: 18+"
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Hiward Foggo

maybe i am naive but i ordered a small n. hamata but it is doing great on my windowsill. has produced 3 and working on its forth picture.

Jamal Fakhoury
Growing Nepenthes Hamata in Central Florida

I have been dealing with Carnivorous Plant Company for several decades.
They are an excellent nursery and offer top notch customer support and many resources. For the beginner or master in growing Carnivorous Plants, they are at the top.
I live in Central Florida and have grown many varieties of plants including over 800 species of orchids and various carnivorous plants.
I have challenged myself by ordering a highland Nepenthes Hamata and attempted to grow it in a completely different environment.
The first plant was delivered almost dead from sitting in the shippers custody for several additional days in the heat.
I contacted the nursery and they promptly sent me a second plant.
They are juvenile plants and if cared for as closely to its natural environment and temperature requirements, I might be successful in allowing this unique and rare plant to thrive in my greenhouse.
Working hard to ensure it's survival and growth in the years to come.
I highly recommend CPN if you are interested in the many wonderful species of carnivorous plants.

High quality, high expectation's!

Ordered the plant on a Wednesday evening and received the plant on Saturday morning. It was packaged with a lot of detail so it was not affected by the shipping at all. Plant came out in great condition and looks very healthy with lots of potential! I do suggest doing your research about the care of this species in order to have a good idea of what’s needed to provide the adequate environment.

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