Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata aka “Robmata” aka “Robham”
Asian Pitchers plant hybrids: Borneo Exotics Hybrid BE-3621
Highland: Hybrid of two highland nepenthes species
Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata is a hybrid released by Borneo exotics in Sri Lanka. I got my bigger clone from California Carnivores around December 2014, and it has grown quite a bit in the last 15 months. This specimen has appears to be more N. robcantleyi dominate in apearance than most clones I have seen online and the clones that California Carnivores has kept as well. Many of the specimens that I have seen are more like my second smaller plant, N. hamata dominate in color and form. I purchased my second seedling from Native Exotics later on sometime in 2015. This clone has so far grown considerable slower than the other. I saw that BE had released multiple grex of these seedlings and so I don’t know if these two are the same exact cross.
Nepenthes robcantleyi x hamata Care Notes:
- Easy to moderate care depending on the specific seedling that you get. I suspect that in the future when TC clones are released they will be of the “easy care variety
- Rather rare and expensive currently $75 and up for a small plant if you can find one!
- There is variation in the different seedlings, and all I have seen are very interesting so far.
If you want to learn more about cultivation of carnivorous plants, I highly recommend the comprehensive grow guide The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Peter D,Amato. It is very easy to follow and reference and contains pictures and cultivation techniques for every genus of carnivorous plants.
If you want to learn more about Nepenthes or other pitcher plants, and see pictures of these spectacular species in the wild, I highly recommend reading Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume One and Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume Two
by Stewart McPherson it is over 1000 pages about nepenthes and cephalotus.