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

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Limited supply. Only 1 per customer.
Price: $149.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 36312

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.

On October 28, 2018, a rooted cutting of this hybrid sold for $355 on eBay! (No, we didn't sell it.) You can get an established rooted cutting here for only $149.95, much less than it typically sales for on auction sites. Plus, we guarantee all plants for 30 days!

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.

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

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.

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.

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August 25, 2019
Reviewer: LAM from AMARILLO, TX United States  

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Awesome ! July 14, 2019
Reviewer: Dilan  
Plant is big and very healthy , love getting great quality plants at these sizes for a amazing price

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Wonderful Size! May 4, 2019
Reviewer: Jami Young from Houston , TX USA  
This beautiful plant arrived larger than expected and very well established AND it had a bonus basal shoot!  I can’t wait for the pitchers!

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Healthy cutting, no pitchers yet April 16, 2019
Reviewer: C.H. from TACOMA, WA United States  
I received this very healthy cutting in a timely manner.  In fact, at my request, Sarracenia Northwest delayed sending the cutting to better fit my schedule (Thank You).  As of now (04/16/2019) the plant is growing strong and putting on new leaves, but has not yet formed any new pitchers.  That may be an environmental issue, as I do not have a greenhouse to grow my plants in.  I have all my Nepenthes inside my house, growing inside separate glass or plastic containers to maintain higher humidity levels.  This N. x Peter D'Amato is inside a six-gallon, large-mouth carboy.  I am sure the humidity is high enough, I just may not have figured out the correct temperature and light levels yet to get it to pitcher.

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Large, healthy cutting February 24, 2019
Reviewer: Preston Sumner from Carlsbad, NM United States  
This plant is usually very expensive and hard to find. SNW's cuttings were large and reasonably priced. Can't wait to see it grow!

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