Nepenthes hamata (G. Lumut, Sulawesi) - two clones
Very beautiful. Unique pitchers!!! One of the most bizarre of all species - a real classic! Very rare!!!
A typical plant from mossy forests.
Besides cool nights these plants need open mossy substrates and a high humidity. In recent times dead Sphagnum of very high quality from Chile and New-Zealand became widely available. A mix of such moss with horticultural-grade Perlite, a bit of good quality peat-moss and pinebark-choppings gives an excellent mix. However, when using Sphagnum, it’s important to allow for a good drainage as otherwise, Sphagnum has the tendency to rot quickly. The proportion of Sphagnum in the mix ideally is quite high.