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Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor [Sm]
Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor [Med]

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For the experienced grower.
Price: $29.95
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Item Number:: 31011

General Description
As a native to the mountaintops of Venezuela, Heliamphora prefers full to partial sunlight and mild daytime temperatures (65° to 80°F). This is one of the few carnivorous plants in which we recommend growing it under strong fluorescent lights with stable conditions rather than in a windowsill. This will help your plant grow those beautiful spoons that ornate their pitchers.

Overall, Heliamphora is a hardy plant, though it grows very slowly, which probably contributes to its mystique. If you're a patient grower, you will certainly enjoy growing a Heliamphora.

Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor
Though Heliamphora is generally regarded as a plant for the experienced grower, this hybrid is the easiest of the bunch. Adult specimens will produce pitchers 4-8 inches tall. The pitchers have a distinct flare with a red margin and reddish hue in the upper interior. Look for flowers in late winter and early spring.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot with a single mature pitcher. All plants were propagated on-site from select mother plants in our collection and are well-established.

Please watch the monthly video podcast 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 mountains of Venezuela

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Pitchers can reach 8 inches.

This is one of the few plants in which we recommend growing under strong fluorescent lights rather than in a windowsill.

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
70° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F. Tolerant of cooler nights, but not at all required.

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Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor [Sm April 3, 2017
Reviewer: brooks thorup from lakeport, CA United States  
another great plant as expected.  thanks

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Excellent March 19, 2017
Reviewer: Angel Valladolid from Orange , CA United States  
Excellent plant. Came in great shape and with 2 growth points.

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