Nepenthes x Peter D'Amato

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Named after the acclaimed carnivorous plant grower and author Peter D'Amato, this simple hybrid of Nepenthes ventricosa and N. lowii is an absolute showstopper. Lower pitchers are stout and squat, so red they're almost black, with bristles under the lid and a ridged peristome. The upper pitchers are not as darkly colored as the lower pitchers when they first open, but they are very rigid and gourd-like. The interior is glossy red and slippery. The entire pitcher is shaped bulbously shaped with a tight waist. This plant grows perfectly as a houseplant. After acclimating to its new home, 'Peter D'Amato' can produce pitchers that last up to 6 months!
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Maximum Purchase:
1 unit

Plants You Receive

• Established rooted cutting from select mother plants.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot and meticulously packaged.
• Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.

The first photo is descriptive of the mother plant in our collection. The last photo is representative of the batch for sale.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for indoor growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop of 10°-15° is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    My Peter D'amato

    Posted by Herb Goldberger on October 12, 2021

    As ususal, my order came rapidly and in top notch condition. I was amazed to find 6 leaves developing pitchers. I am so happy with my purchase, and in all my dealings with you folks, I have never benn disappointed.You guys are the Cadillac of the industry !

  • 5
    Nepenthes purchase

    Posted by Brian Kubicki on September 12, 2021

    I recently ordered a couple Nepenthes hybrids from Sarracenia Northwest and I am extremely pleased with the plants I received. I will definitely be ordering more plants and will be recommending them to others!

  • 5
    Fantastic specimen!

    Posted by Derek H. on July 31, 2021

    This will be the third time I have ordered through SNW. Like clock work- 24 hour shipping of fantastic plants. Healthy and vibrant. Following their YouTube videos at every step, I am having nothing but great luck growing these plants! Thank you!!

  • 5

    Posted by Duane on July 15, 2021

    The two plants I got were very well packed and protected. They were large plants and very healthy: started growing new leaves after about 1-2 weeks.

  • 3

    Posted by Gerald Gernant on May 28, 2021

    Plant seems healthy, but hasnt produced any pinchers.

  • 5

    Posted by Justin on May 21, 2021

    Plant arrived healthy and continued growing immediately. Highly recommend buying from SNW!

  • 5
    Nepenthes Peter D’Amato

    Posted by Lynne Benson-Colbert on May 20, 2021

    Perfectly packaged and much larger plant than I expected. It’s a happy and healthy fella growing in a window. I have bought many plants from Sarracenia Northwest and they have all been perfect.

  • 5
    Nepenthes Peter D Amato

    Posted by Michael Aguirre on May 20, 2021

    We received an extremely healthy plant. Good size and packaged beautifully