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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

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.

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.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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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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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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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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Keeeps GrowingTall July 17, 2019
Reviewer: Jimmie Scott from Slidell, LA United States  
Shipment arrived quickly and well packed. I now have a new shoot and more on the way. This plant is a wonderful addition to my  collection. Will be getting more soon.

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Healthy plant, quick delivery June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Ricardo de Ycaza from Corvallis, OR United States  
Heliamphora arrived quickly and in great shape. One mature pitcher on the plant, just as stated on the description. Currently putting out two new healthy pitchers. SNW always delivers quality!

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