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    largest hamata in cultivation?

    When I have a greenhouse I'm going to let one of my hamatas grow as large as it wants to. I'll only make cuttings when a vine is mostly brown and the growing point is suffering for it. It occurred to me that I've never seen a large hamata before. The photos people post are almost always of plants that are barely vining. Is there a hamata in a conservatory out there somewhere that's a giant bush like so many other of their nepenthes specimens? Does anyone here have a candidate for the largest in their own collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonetc View Post
    Is there a hamata in a conservatory out there somewhere that's a giant bush like so many other of their nepenthes specimens?
    There could be if someone wants to send me a cutting =)

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    I have the smallest LOL My little hamata rosette is only 5 cm with tiny cute pitchers :-)

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    Atlanta Botanical Garden has a hamata with a 6 foot vine and a basal rosette.

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    This is the biggest one i've seen photos of, the grower is from southern france i think


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    Atlanta Botanical Garden has a hamata with a 6 foot vine and a basal rosette.
    I went and saw ABG this fall and you're definitely right about that hamata being huge! Unfortunately the prying fingers of the public left most of the pitchers' teeth badly mangled. If only people knew how tough growing highlanders in GA was...

    Here's the only photo I've got of it. More hair than plant. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...87590049_n.jpg Picture my wife sighing behind me and saying "fine, I'll take a picture of you and your stupid plant"
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    By no means a monster but at near to 7 years + in age I`m pleased with this Hamata .
    2 vines + 2 basals , it`s looking a bit shabby at the moment as it`s the middle of summer.


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