Heliamphora x Tequila

$79.95 - $94.95
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This hybrid was bred by the fine growers at Exotica Plants in Australia around 2005. Many seedlings found their way to the United States. Once all seedlings were sold, obtaining a specimen was very difficult. As of date, EP hasn't done this cross again. We recently acquired a clone and are glad to include this plant in our collection. The plant is a complex hybrid, Heliamphora (glabra x nutans) x (heterodoxa x minor). It produces an elegantly shaped nectar spoon with delicate shadings of red. The upper portions of the pitcher will develop even more color with bright lighting. Overall, this plant is graceful.
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Plants You Receive

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

First photo is representative of the mother plant from which divisions were taken. Last two 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 a minimum of 6-9 months, longer in some instances. 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
    Exquisite specimen

    Posted by Cynthia on June 4, 2021

    Very pleasantly shocked at how nice this plant was in person! I bought the small expecting a tiny thing and got a gorgeous heli with big colorful adult pitchers. Well worth the money!

  • 5
    Spectacular, worth every dollar

    Posted by Katy Maxwell on May 5, 2021

    I love this plant- it became a favorite upon opening it. It’s wickedly beautiful, colorful, and already putting out new pitchers after a short acclimation. Expert growing and packing as always, thank you!

  • 5
    H x Tequila

    Posted by Max on May 5, 2021


  • 5
    Absolutely gorgeous plant

    Posted by Katy on April 25, 2021

    I’m so happy with this purchase, it is a stunning plant.