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Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor


 
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For the experienced grower.
Price: $29.95
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Item Number:: 31011
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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. The last two photos are representative of the batch of plants for sale.

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.

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

Water
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.

Soil
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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

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1 of 5 Tiny October 8, 2019
Reviewer: Clint Parsons from Franklin, NC United States  
For a common (if not the most common) heliamphora, the size is miniscule for the price. My largest pitcher (and there were only two!) Was an inch and a half tall. I measured and couldn't believe it.

Maybe they cut the big third pitcher off to make room in the box? It was probably a whopping 3" and wouldn't fit.  *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Hi Clint,  I'm sorry the plant wasn't to your expectations.  However, to be fair, the description of the Plants You Receive is accurate.  The last two photos are representative of the batch of plants that were released.  All plants are divisions.  Unlike other nurseries, we nurture our divisions for a minimum of 6 months before we release them.  This is because Heliamphora (regardless of the variety) is notorious for dying after division.  As much as 25% of our divisions don't make it past 2 months.  This is why we wait a minimum of 6 months to release our plants.  We also cut off older pitchers that have browned since the division.  The price reflects the difficulty, the slowness of growth, and length of time to nurture these plants to full health.

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5 of 5 Heli September 29, 2019
Reviewer: James from Washington, DC United States  
Came in great shape and couldn't be happier

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5 of 5 Plant order August 7, 2019
Reviewer: Ann Wick from Olympia, WA United States  
Absolutely great! Very well packaged. Plant in perfect shape on arrival and growing well now. Certainly will order plants again!!!! Great customer service. OH - Mexican butterwort from SNW years ago that got caught in our major hailstorm has survived, has new shoots and even a flower!

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5 of 5 Heliamphora Heterodoxa August 5, 2019
Reviewer: Yvonne from Bencia, CA United States  
I literally love my plant. It's beautiful.  It is healthy  and good sized. I'm assuming it is a slow grower. It was packed very well and did not get stressed it's adapted very well to my home.  I will order again.

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5 of 5 Awesome plant with mature pitchers July 31, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew Fujita from Arlington, TX United States  
Unlike a lot of Heliamphora I see for sale with immature pitchers, this plant came with mature pitchers! Thank you!

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