Heliamphora tatei

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This species is the tallest of all Heliamphora. In the wild, pitchers have been measured 2-3 tall. However, in cultivation, plants rarely grow larger than 18 inches. The pitchers remain cylindrical with a slight flare. The pitcher's interior remains green. A sunny greenhouse may be necessary to grow this plant taller than 12 inches. FOR THE EXPERIENCED GROWER.
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Plants You Receive

• Established division from select mother plants.
• Acclimated for bright sunlight and average home humidity.
• Small plants are shipped in 3.5-inch pots.
• Medium plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.
• Meticulously packaged for safe shipping.

First photo is representative of the mother plant from which divisions were taken. Subsequent photos are representative of the batch of plants for sale.

For all divisions, we wait until there is at least one new open pitcher on a plant before offering it for sale. This can take up to 6 months. To prep plants for sale, we cut off all pitchers that have significantly discolored during the acclimation process, so a plant might have fewer pitchers than normal. Some order leaves left on a plant may still be mildly discolored. This is a normal process as they age. Plants will develop a full set of pitchers within another 6-12 months.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Flat mountain tops of Venezuela.
Sunlight: Partial to full sun, or strong fluorescent lights.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Mild day temperatures.  Avoid excessive heat and scorching sunlight.  Nighttime drop of 15°- 20° is recommended.  Always protect from frost.

Best for the experienced grower.


  • 5
    Heliamphora tatei

    Posted by Christina Aguirre on July 21, 2020

    My H. tatei I recieved from your site is the best specimen I've ever received of it's kind from any website.

  • 5
    Sun pitcher plant

    Posted by Jamie Riendeau on May 17, 2020

    It was shipped in excellent condition and is growing we'll. Thank you and keep up the great work.

  • 5

    Posted by DANIEL GAZETT on October 20, 2019