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    Advice please on Nepenthes hamata

    Hi all

    I must say I like this Nepenthes hamata which is shown here
    http://www.freewebs.com/cool85k5/Nep...ta_1_22_05.jpg
    I put the link due to copy right bla bla bla

    But now you know the type I am looking at, how easy and how to obtain such a plant as I have not seen these in the local garden center....

    All advise welcome ...

    As I like the unusal things ... and this looks rather exotic....

    Many thanks Noddy

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    It is not a rare plant by any means, but it is not sold around every corner. It typically costs a significantly greater amount of money than a lot of other Nepenthes if you were to purchase it. Otherwise, you might get lucky or be able to trade for it on the forums. That picture is one of our members: elgecko. Actually, a cutting of that plant was available during the NASC auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    Hi all

    I must say I like this Nepenthes hamata which is shown here
    http://www.freewebs.com/cool85k5/Nep...ta_1_22_05.jpg
    I put the link due to copy right bla bla bla

    But now you know the type I am looking at, how easy and how to obtain such a plant as I have not seen these in the local garden center....

    All advise welcome ...

    As I like the unusal things ... and this looks rather exotic....

    Many thanks Noddy
    Nepenthes hamata are more or less readily available, either through tissue culture (typically from Wistuba in Germany) or, more rarely and expensively, through seeds or cuttings from private growers and the occasional nursery. If you can provide cool nights and reasonable humidity for the young plants, you'd be good to go . . .

    A good link for its specific cultivation, especially for the novice grower is:

    http://www.********.com/nucham.htm
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    the others have said how to obtain one, i will add also that other than being touchy bout low humidity when young, its a pretty easy and straight forward plant to grow....actually grows fairly fast when it puts on some size.....
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    i'd say that hamata is much tougher than expected when it comes to temperature and humidity. Mine is about the size of a one dollar coin and has survied humidity of 20% and night temperatures of 70.

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    Hamata seems to be very easy contrary to popular belief, I have 2 currently, both small, one is wistuba clone 3, and the other is a seedgrown from BE. The seedgrown seems slightly more vigorous. They are not a hard plant, and many people grow them as a windowsill plant.

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    Yep. That would be one of my best shots of my N. hamata.
    I find it an incredibly easy plant to grow.

    I may post a shot of my plant...... It's rather ugly right now. . It think will look fantastic in the spring when all the basals get some size....

    If you have not already found and read these threads, I list the conditions in which I grow this, and many more of my neps.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=108509

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=101739


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    elgeko, post a picture of your hamata. I'm sure it looks better than mine.

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