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#21 Tarek

 
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 22:25 PM

:flag_of_truce: I need know before tomorrow, please answer :flag_of_truce:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

She in my home allready :)

Here some photos:

Just arrived
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In dome
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Dome ventilation
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Any comments? Advices?

Edited by Tarek, 13 March 2012 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Good luck with it.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

careful not to cook it in the sun!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 13:13 PM

careful not to cook it in the sun!

Steamed Heliamphora :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 21:34 PM

i'm growing a H. heterodoxa x minor in my windowsill succesfully for two months now, it is now making new pitchers :D
it's a quite strong plant, mine has survived in temperatures between 10-22 degrees celcius since i got it in january

this is the plant (it has some burning spots and the biggest pitcher it cracked from the sending) this was friday 9 march

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and this is what i discovered today :D

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so my grow season is beginning very good

greetings marlon

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 22:36 PM

Are its enough ventilation in this dome? Or make more? Less?
Real it can cook it? Maybe move somewhere from windowsill?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just add every week a small hole (i guess about 1 cm) in the top

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:58 AM

Personally I would start with the adjustable vent slightly open and then increase it by a little every week. One thing to be careful about though is stagnant air (lack of air movement) as it can cause fungal issues, which Heliamphora can be prone to. It often starts with browning at the base of the pitchers and can rapidly kill the plant.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

You think first just open little bit of ventilation not at all?
And when it`s full open like Marlon says, add hole?
Yesterday night dome looks very wet from inside.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

Tarek, no one is going to be able to give you a precise answer to your question. We do not know what the humidity in the dome is, we do not know what the ambient room humidity is, we do not know what the ambient room temperature is or what air exchange is taking place within the dome, etc, etc, etc. There are so many variables that it would be nearly impossible to give a meaningful answer to your question. And even if we knew all the vaiables it would still be meaningless, as these would then need equating to the plants exact needs. This is not a precise science. You will just have to monitor the health of the plant yourself and adjust accordingly.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

Yes i know, that i giving to lot questions :) but i just wanna to give maximum good condition to plants :) and know, that peoples in this forum have more experience than me :) , thats way i keep asking.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:27 PM

Acclimatisation is simply reducing the humidity slowly, over many weeks, until you eventually get down to room humidity. It's a very slow process that can't be rushed. There is also a certain level below which, no matter how much you acclimatise, the plant will not like.


I bought one of the nutans/heterodoxa (can't remember which way round) crosses about 6 weeks ago. I failed to acclimatise it. It's not showing any bad signs but I hear Heliamphora can be SLOWLY unforgiving. Have I screwed up? What should I do? I spray it each day and water the traps every couple of days. Mine is in a west-southwest window and gets a lot of afternoon sun.

Another question, what's the best compost? Peat/perlite mixes or pure sphagnum (for a window grown plant)?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:53 PM

I am using a sphagnum/perlite mix and my heterodoxa x minor is growing well and making new pitchers, I only acclimatised it in one week so they could survive, or i just had a lot of luck.

By the way the plant I have is from gert hoogenstrijd, I bought it in January 2012

Good luck, Marlon

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:34 PM

Thanks Marlon. I think I'm going to repot into 50/50 sphagnum & perlite mix the same as my Darlingtonia. Also regularly flush the pot through (like the Darlingtonia) to stop it getting too hot.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 18:01 PM

I'm growing the following plants outside in our garden (in Southern Germany):

H. heterodoxa x minor
H. heterodoxa x nutans
H. minor [Auyan Tepui]

This is how I did it (no rocket science involved, really):

I just put the plants outside when I got them last year, although under a table to get them accustomed to the new lighting conditions. Then, after a week or so, I moved them on the table and let the sun right at 'em. I did this in early Summer, so the plants had some time to get accustomed before the winter came. Over the winter, they were kept in an unheated winter garden where they survived -8 degrees centigrade. All pitchers died off, but are replaced this year with new, hardy (adult) pitchers. Smaller than they were last year, for sure, but very "thick".

I'll see how things are next spring, but if most of my Heliamphora make it through next winter, I'll get myself a couple more fancy ones :)

Oh, I grow them in 50% perlite (lower part of the pot) and live sphagnum.

Hope this helps :)

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 18:40 PM

I find that my Heliamphora grow bigger and better in a Sunny window then my greenhouse.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 22:56 PM

I can tell you that las year I grew a H heterodoxa x minor outside, without any protection, in full summer sun, growing it in live Sphagmun, and it grew very well! No signd of stress or stopping grow. I finally ended growing it inside because in winter the plant couldn´t get enouht sun. (Buildings blocks the sun in winter and it´s very rainny and cloudy here.)
Actually I m having some issues with this plant now I am growing it inside.