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Heliamphora heterodoxa
Heliamphora heterodoxa

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Price: $49.95
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Item Number:: 31052

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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). It will tolerate hotter conditions, but protect from scorching afternoon sun. During summer, you may see slower growth, but the plant will pick up again when the temperatures moderates. Constant high humidity isn't necessary. At our nursery, we've seen this plant acclimate to relative humidity below 40%.

Compared to other carnivorous plants, Heliamphora grows very slowly, which probably contributes to its mystique. If you're a patient grower, you will undoubtedly enjoy growing this rare and stunning plant.

Heliamphora heterodoxa
Adult specimens will produce pitchers 4-8 inches tall. The pitchers have a red margin and a slightly pointed spoon (or hood).

Plants You Receive
All plants are established divisions from mother plants on-site and will be shipped in 4-inch pots. Some minor pitcher discoloration may be present as a result of insect decomposition.

Medium: Several adult pitchers, second photo
Small: Two adult pitchers, third photo.

We are here to help you succeed!
We ensure your success by offering only well-established Heliamphora. When we divide adult plants, we nurture each division until we the plant displays new growth. With some plants, this can take several months! As always, every plant you purchase comes with a 30-day guarantee from the time of shipping.

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
Leaves may reach 8 inches.

This is one of the few plants in which we recommend growing under strong fluorescent lights rather than in a windowsill. This is necessary to achieve the optimal lighting without overheating the plant.

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 necessary.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 H. heterodoxa growth March 22, 2020
Reviewer: Walter J. Barnett from Altamonte Springs, FL United States  
I am the admin and creator of the Facebook group “Heliamphora United States”. I grow several hybrids of Heliamphora heterodoxa, but finding the pure species of heterodoxa is quite difficult. In the past month mine has sent out a new leaf and is doing well.

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5 of 5 Great Little Plant February 5, 2020
Reviewer: Matt Matteri from Portland, OR United States  
The plant arrive well packaged and in good order, with two adult pitchers and one small one just beginning to form. The plant resumed producing pitchers a few weeks after arrival.

The included documentation is sufficient for an inexperienced grower to keep the plant alive.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 First Heliamphora November 27, 2019
Reviewer: Howard Grill from Pittsburgh, PA United States  
This was my first Heliamphora. Arrived super healthy looking. It says it's a slow grower but the half developed second pitcher opened nicely and now I've got a third one that's coming up. Couldn't be happier. Will definitely be buying more from these folks!

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5 of 5 Amazing July 23, 2018
Reviewer: Jami Young from USA, TX United States  
The size of the plant exceeded my expectations. It arrived in perfect condition and It's growing beautifuly.

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5 of 5 Heliamphora heterodoxa June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Erik Gold from Sonora , CA United States  
This plant arrived in fantastic health and out on 2 new pitchers within a month of receiving. The sun pitcher continues to do well in my warm house, I look forward to growing more from Sarracenia Northwest.

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