I purchased a N. hamata back in June (or July) and it's put up 5 leaves since I recieved it one pitcher was aborted (the one opening when I got it) and the others have not opened but the buds are furry (not burnt) and inflating bit by bit every day. What I'm impressed by is that the plant has doubled in size since I got it (I thought it would grow in smaller increments).
Do any of you have large hamatas? How large do the leaves get? I heard the pitchers will get to about 12". I'm just wondering what this guy will look like in a few years, cos they aren't easy to fidn images of online and they aren't in any of the nep books I have. Just the one pic in savage garden... If ya got photos please post em! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
Mine is reaching 6" across (not including tendrils) and I'm just curious if they continue increaing rapidly in size or do they have seasonal variations in growth? Do warmer days slow their growth? And of course-how long before I'm getting 12" pitchers? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]