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 bulbous-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!
Plant You Receive
• Established rooted cutting, which may produce lower or upper pitchers.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care info is included.
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 shows established cuttings ready for new homes.
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; 55°-70°F during the night. Always protect from frost.

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  • 5
    N. Peter D’Amato

    Posted by Joel on June 10, 2022

    As always arrived well packed. It had 3 tendrils when shipped. One dried up, but the other 2 have developing pitchers. Already produced a new leaf just waiting to see if it has adjusted to my environment enough to have a leaf jump. Fingers crossed! Thank you so much for all the videos and information on growing Nepenthes. I’m just concerned my wife feels neglected with my new hobby.

  • 5

    Posted by Herb Goldberger on November 9, 2021

    As plant came perfectly wrapped, and in excellent condition. Beautiful when it arrived,with about 6 leaves developing. It is doing great now with those new leaves begining to develop pitchers. Very happt with my order, and looking ahead to future purchases.

  • 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!