February 03, 2017
Two Pitcher Plant Comparisons – Nepenthes hamata vs. Nepenthes ventricosa x hamata
Here we are showing two pitcher plant comparisons. Both plants are insect eaters also known as carnivorous plants and require insects or other small organisms in order to grow. Hamata comes from the Latin word hamatus meaning “hooked”. It describes the appearance of the highly developed teeth of this species. The similarities between the two plants is uncanny. This is in a large part due to the hybrid having Nepenthes hamata as one of the parents in the cross. The strong appearance of “teeth” in the peristome (“mouth”) of either N. hamata or N. ventricosa x hamata is coveted by horticulturalists.