Nepenthes hamata is probably one of the most famous of all Nepenthes species because of its almost black, hooked peristome. The upper pitchers are completely different; they’re lime green, delicate and the peristome is lined with bright green fish hooks. This species grows on several mountains but the Tambusisi form is widely considered the most desirable because the lower pitchers are the darkest the species can be. These are produced in the CalCarn tissue culture lab and there are two clones.
These do best with extra humidity and will come from our humid greenhouse so it’s a good idea to provide extra humidity upon arrival.
Sun: Grow on sunny windowsills with at least three hours of direct sun, in greenhouses, or in a terrarium with fluorescent light
Water: Water with distilled or purified water frequently, do not let the pots sit in water for long periods of time but be sure to keep the potting medium moist all the time
Temperature: Daytime temperatures in the 70’s-80’s with a 10-20 degree drop in night temps
Dormancy: none needed