Ptaah

Ptaah's Heliamphora collection

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Hello,

Some of you probably already know me, but to the rest I'd like to say that I've been growing Heliamphora for quite some time now (dating back to early 2000s) with some longer break in-between which I took to finish my studies and finally settle down.

The main purpose of this thread is to share my passion with other Heliamphora growers around the world, gather new contacts, give thoughts and participate in constructive discussions which will hopefully lead to meeting people which I'm not familiar with yet, swap some interesting plants, acquire new knowledge etc.

Feel free to comment and discuss.

So here comes the first batch of pictures - oldschool stuff dating back to 2003 :)

 

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Can't wait for you to introduce us all your plants and share the experience that you have had with them :).

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Hello Vince and thank you for your kind comment. Hopefully I'll fulfill your expectations ;)

Present day pictures. This time H. neblinae - being amongst my favourite species - and a neblinae hybrid:

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Hi there, I can attest to your growing skills! I had tried helis a couple of times in the past from a uk nursery and every time the helicopter quickly died! I then didn't try again for years, when I saw a post from you selling some helis and u quelchii so grabbed the quelchii first, this continued growing on a windowsill for me with no acclimatisation, so I decided to try minor ayaun tepui and a pulchella, both these have grown leaps and bounds since I got them last year, I know have 12 or more helis. I'm so glad I gave then a try again with your plants! 

Cheers for sharing you photos! 

Beat regard

Mark

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The neblinae from Avispa is just stunning! It is always good to watch and learn from skilled growers and more when it's in one of my pending cp areas: Helis :yes:

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Mark, it seems you're the one to be praised as your new plants are growing well :) I'm glad you got back to the hobby, and even more happy knowing that a tiny bit of inspiration came from me!

As for the H. neblinae (Avispa) - at that time I took a picture the plant was standing in highly illuminated terrarium. There was even bit too intense light as this particular "form" doesn't color that much. Now it's much greener, which doesn't really diminish its attractiveness.

I appreciate your compliments but I believe I'm far from being considered skilled grower. I try my best though :)

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This time I'm presenting couple pictures of another pretty species - H. ciliata. On the contrary to H. neblinae it's clump forming, compact growing plant. The best thing is H. ciliata tolerates very high temperatures unlike other species. I recall keeping this particular clone one summer with temps raising to 30 degrees Celsius and over and it survived without a scratch, just stopped growth. Also kept all of its leaves for months. Below are photographs of my favourite clone:

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Here's another set of pictures presenting H. tatei and 2 hybrids which are well known and popular due to their ease in cultivation. This particular clone of H. tatei produces elongated and nicely colored (from time to time) nectar spoons. While not being fond of the species, I like this plant a lot.

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Not fond of the hybrids, but I really enjoy this H. tatei and the 2nd pic of H. ciliata :yes:

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Apart from Heliamphora I also put other CPs in my highland terraria but it depends on the current amount of space, part of the year etc. Some, like Cephalotus for example, grow outdoors most part of the year. This time I'm adding couple pictures of temporary inhabitants... Okay, some Helis as well :) All are relatively young plants.

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Mostly close ups today. There's no single plant in this selection I don't like. Best of all the popular hybrids imho - H. heterodoxa x nutans with massive lid, still young yet looking promising already H. uncinata, hairless pulchella and pulchella hybrid and last but not least - H. huberi. I fell in love in huberi the moment I got the first adult plant. You might call it a "typical" Heliamphora as it doesn't bear any characteristic features but I still find it very special.

One picture shows seed grown H. huberi which was sown 2 years ago! Quite surprising for me as it's already an adult plant with largest leaf measuring 11cm already. This isn't huberi's last word, I can assure you that! :)

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It's been a while since I posted pictures last time, so there's going to be a bigger batch this time. Mostly pure species. Here we go:

 

Here's the popular and amongst the best H. neblinae clones out there. Good grower - currently slowly reaching 30cm in height but I'm sure it's capable of more.

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Amongst the best exappendiculata clones - how can you not love it for such a big bubbles? :)

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My very own baby of H. huberi - at such a young age having mature pitchers. I wonder how big it finally gets and I really hope it keeps vertical growth habit of lids - would be something unusual compared to all popular clones of this species.

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Amazing! Keep up the good work!

That last H. neblinae pitcher is a stunner!

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Superbly grown plants Maciej and beautifully photographed, you and your plants are an inspiration to us.  Thank you very much for sharing.

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Beautiful plants! Good quality photos as well!

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Thank you very much for kind comments. Here's couple of recent pictures with today's highlight - the superb crying exappendiculata. Love it. With its' spectacular look comes decent size, too.

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This is probably the most popular clone of H. ciliata coming from AW. The clone number is for my personal use only. I've noticed this plant doesn't develop well for some people, but I'm lucky enough to keep it in good shape since day 1. Best kept in solarium ;)

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We aren't very lucky with good H. arenicola specimens. This one grows quite short and with the reddish coloration it barely resembles plants in situ which are all yellowish-green with red nectar spoon (vide: "Sarraceniaceae of South America" by Redfern).

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Booring!

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Okay, will she stop being THIS red? I'd really like to see some green on my neblinae. Poor me...

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Last but not least - the awesome plant - one amongst the 4 probably the best ionasis out there. Fat, stout, compact, colorful, hairy. My wife says it reminds her a bear. No wonder! :)

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