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Nepenthes x Peter D'Amato
Nepenthes x Peter D'Amato


 
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Price: $149.95
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General Description
 
Named after the acclaimed carnivorous plant grower and author Peter D'Amato, this simple hybrid of Nepenthes lowii and N. ventricosa is an absolute showstopper. Fantastically, it grows perfectly as a houseplant! After acclimating to its new home, 'Peter D'Amato' can produce pitchers that last up to 6 months!

Lower pitchers are stout and squat, so red they're almost black, with bristles under the lid and a ridged peristome. But the upper pitchers are where things take a freakish turn.

Its upper pitchers are absolutely alien. They're rigid things, gourd-like, and colorful. A narrow, toothy peristome forms a precipitous place for insects to crawl - the interior of the trap is glossy red, slippery and tightened to a corseted, waist-like a funnel, ballooning again into a fat "abdomen", from which the tendril connects. The whole trap is a startling shade of bloody-berry-red, with yellow-green highlights. Even for a carnivorous plant, 'Peter D'Amato' is pretty wild.

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. All plants are established rooted cuttings that were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

The last photo is representative of the plants for sale. Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Parent plants are native to the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing. Always protect from frost.

Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 8 inches.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with a few hours of direct sun is best.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.

Soil
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Day Temperature
75° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Excellent plant! January 7, 2020
Reviewer: Graham from Knoxville, TN United States  
Plant arrived safe, secure, and warm, as always. It is growing like crazy and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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5 of 5 Amazing October 31, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Tetreault from Galveston, TX United States  
Absolutely thrilled with my order from SNW. The prices is unbelievable for what you receive. Could not be more happy. Mine came with one fully developed pitcher and a second not too far behind. Once in my grow setup it quickly popped that second pitcher and hasn't stopped since. Looking forward to ordering again

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5 of 5 Stunning upper pitchers October 27, 2019
Reviewer: Tim from Los Angeles, CA United States  
Magnificent clone with a freshly developed upper pitcher that is darkening up nice now. Nice growth in last month also!

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5 of 5 Excellent October 25, 2019
Reviewer: Travis from White haven , PA United States  
Another fantastic plant. Once more when it was received by me, it instantly began growing. There was a single closed pitcher already produced and by the next morning it had already opened. It just looks amazing as well

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5 of 5 Awesome in every respect! October 21, 2019
Reviewer: Alex from Knoxville, TN United States  
I’ve now bought a handful of Nepenthes from SNW and the Peter D’Amato was the big one I was most excited for.  It certainly did not disappoint, coming much larger than I expected, perfectly packaged, and in great condition.  They will continue to receive my support and future business!

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