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Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor
Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor

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For the experienced grower.
Price: $54.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 31012

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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 4-inch pot with a single mature pitcher. All plants were propagated on-site from select mother plants in our collection and are well-established.

Large, 4-inch Square Pot: multiple growing points, first photo
Medium, 4-inch Round Pot: single growing point, second photo
Small, 3-inch Square Pot: two adult pitchers, third photo

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: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 23 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent as usual. April 29, 2020
Reviewer: Jarred Sheffield from Jefferson, OR United States  
Sarracenia Northwest sets the expectations of carnivorous plant sites. Their plants always come very well packaged and in excellent condition. My heliamphora came in excellent condition. Already started producing more pitchers.

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5 of 5 BEAUTIFUL!! April 12, 2020
Reviewer: Julian Munoz from Santa Fe, NM United States  
I love ordering from Sarracenia Northwest!! The plant arrived healthy and beautiful!! The plant had about 5 adult pitchers on it. Very nice! Definitely recommend!!

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5 of 5 Extremely healthy plant April 10, 2020
Reviewer: Bryan from Palo Alto, CA United States  
Wow this plant is bigger than expected and gorgeous! Packed with care, and has already grown 3 new pitchers from two growth points in the 2 weeks I've had it.

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5 of 5 Outstanding April 1, 2020
Reviewer: Kyle Kressman from Potomac, MD United States  
Honestly pretty amazing, for the price I was expecting a small plant with its first or second mature pitcher and a few juveniles around the crown, but I got a legitimate, large mature plant.  It came with two mature pitchers about 4 inches tall and absolutely healthy, and a new pitcher has started emerging.  Shipping was fast and everything shipped successfully with zero damage due to expert packaging.  Always impressed.

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5 of 5 Had one....but Greedy and I wanted another one March 15, 2020
Reviewer: Ramon L. Nelson from Willow Springs, MO United States  
This is another one of those great looking plants that you just can not pass by with out admiring more of it. I am sure that the insects will feel the same. As they say "Beauty over the Beast" or maybe it was over the "Bugs".

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