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Thread: Nepenthes edwardsiana or hamata ?

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    I always hear that hamata is fragile until it's large enough to start vining. By that point it's hard to kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Hmmm... Interesting.

    I guess it depends from plant to plant as well. The Wistuba clones are renound for being slow growing and finicky, but then I was just told stories of a clone that someone grows of N. hamata that is supposedly "as vigorous as ventricosa". Soooo... Get your hands on one of those!
    Probably the new BE clone, #3495. It's easily as vigorous as my seed grown hamatas. I don't know about it being as vigorous as ventricosa but, as far as hamata goes it's ahead of the pack for sure.

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    i do not grow an eddy but do have an AW hamata ,all my neps are grown in what would be considered poor conditions,humidity as low as 38% but usually around 50%,my neps are grown open to my house environment so far from ideal,the plant when it arrived less than an inch across and one year later exactly i am pleased with the growth ,with better conditions i would imagine much better growth would be achieved ,if eddy's grow this fast in poor conditions this thread is gonna cost me money

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonetc View Post
    I always hear that hamata is fragile until it's large enough to start vining. By that point it's hard to kill.
    This has not been my experience. I received my two AW clones when they were less than 2" across (& w/o any roots). They both grew like weeds from day one. A SG clone I received in the past 2 years has grown similarly. Unlike other species, the plants have also pitchered in all conditions (lowers). When they start to vine, they become pickier and pitcher only when they are in a really good mood...
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    A toothy peristome does not make hamata a difficult species. I've experienced six different clones and they're all similarly easy to cultivate, much easier than any of the true ventricosa clones I grow. Unlike some of the toothy prima donnas of Borneo, warm temperatures or a lack of high humidity will not hurt the plant in the long run, as it seems to acclimate well.

    As for the Wistuba clones being more difficult, I think this is simply a case of people having difficulty acclimating plants.

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    I've always found Nepenthes hamata easy to grow, as well. Regarding the production
    of upper pitchers (at least in my conditions), if the tendril has a trellis or some other support to "grab",
    pitchers will form. No support = no pitchers.

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    Just wanted to share this - a new intermediate hamata pitcher:
    [IMG]http://**************************************/2014/01/20140103-110217.jpg[/IMG]
    In case you were still struggling with your choice ;-)

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