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  1. Ok ok, I see what you mean. I already thought the summer would be overkill. I did have succes with a similar method for a heliamphora I owned 10 years ago but that was in the spring though. About the glass weakening the light that's actually a good one. I do have a friend who has succesfully been growing a heli hybrid like this for 2 years, a very strong healthy looking plant actually. I've happened to have decided to build a proper highland terrarium in my own room in May. Cooled, ventilated, lighted etc. - So I won't have to worry about the summer cooking the plant :) I finally received the H. heterodoxa x minor I ordered some time ago. The plant came through nice and well. Lots of root systems, healthy looking pitchers and colours. I carefully potted the plants in nice and spacey pots and used a mixture of sphagnum and perlite. Watered them with some purified water to let the roots settle in. Really cool that they have some adult pitchers going on as well! - One of 'm is finalizing its process. Lets see if I can give them a smooth transition! 29-4-2016 - Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor, arrival - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 2 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 3 - Small by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 4 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr
  2. 25-4-2016 - Tepui Tepui Drawing by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 25-4-2016 - This will by my lowland area. There is a boiler in that room which keeps the temperature up in the winter. Just gotta figure out proper humidity/additional lighting in the winter, and all the good stuff. For now this is my main growing area so I'm mixing it up. The temperatures of spring allow for that. Setup View 25-4-2016 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr Setup 25-4-2016 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 25-4-2016 - Capensis alba - Common yet beautiful :) Capensis alba 25-4-2016 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 25-4-2016 - Drosera tokaiensis Forgot to put the flash off on my phone, gave a cool effect haha Drosera 25-4-2016 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 28-4-2016 - D. capensis alba D. capensis alba - 28-4-2016 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 28-4-2016 - Drosera tokaiensis Drosera Identification by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr Ah I'm psyched, I finally received the H. heterodoxa x minor I ordered some time ago. The plant came through nice and well. Lots of root systems, healthy looking pitchers and colours. I carefully potted the plants in nice and spacey pots and used a mixture of sphagnum and perlite. Watered them with some purified water to let the roots settle in. Really cool that they have some adult pitchers going on as well! - One of 'm is finalizing its process. Lets see if I can give them a smooth transition! 29-4-2016 - Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor, arrival - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 2 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 3 - Small by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr - H. heterodoxa x minor - 29-4-2016 Arrival 4 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr
  3. Very cool to visit such a site, nice pics!
  4. Cool! I get that every one has their own taste, I'm wildly experimenting with influences to see what happens haha I added a Nepenthes mikei sketch today, black&white style and coloured. Any suggestions are welcome, if you have a favorite variation or something ;)
  5. Hi, In about a week or so I'm receiving a small minor x. heterodoxa - bare rooted. I happen to know quite some stuff about Heli's and carnivorous plants in general as this was a big hobby of mine 'bout ten years ago. So most of the basics are pretty clear to me: humidity, temperature, soil, requirement of light etc. I choose a hybrid as I don't have a proper terrarium with all the good stuff, and hybrids are known to be a bit easier. I'm gonna try to grow it at a sunny window in a glass jar with cover (the cover in the picture is not the final one as it blocks light and doesn't have a small breathing hole). The construct is: small pot upside down. then sphagnum around it. then a pot on top for the actual heli. then a small glass/plastic cover with a minimal breathing hole. I'm trying to create extra humidity by putting the glass jar in a tray with water (and possibly some extra sphagnum) (not yet in picture). I thought this construct will have some benefits, one of 'm is that the Heli doesn't stand in to much water for good waterflow through the soil. Also; this area I'm gonna try to grow it in has pretty good air circulation (the gap on top of the jar allows for some airflow as well) and the temperatures are managable. For the very hot days I'm thinking of putting icecubes inside the tray around the jar. This will make the glass colder thus the whole inside of the jar. So far so good I think. Any thoughts on this thus far? Now a couple of questions for you guys: 1. Any tips for acclimatization? - As this plant will come bare-rooted and will have had quite a trip to reach me. 2. I am slightly uncertain whether or not to spray the plant with water, or to gently flow some water over the top. (I do know to keep the pitchers somewhat near half full with fluid). There seems to be quite some contradicting info on the web. 3. I've read that fertilizing in small amounts through soil/water is either a must or a good addition. Thoughts? And how about small insects in the pitchers occasionally vs. fertilization? 4. Is there a 'rule' for the name of this plant; heterodoxa x. minor or minor x. heterodoxa - I want to be on point with the name. If there is a rule, what is it? I want to give the plant a good future so any thoughts/tips/experiences are very welcome! The setup: Heli setup by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr Updated Photo - with the tray and momentary cover - might exactly put some seeds of easy drosera in the sphagnum! - tray for extra humidity rising up + in hot days I can put some icecubes in there to cool the bottom of the jar 20160419_004602[1] by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr
  6. Sketched a Nepenthes Jamban today and spent a lot of time tweaking a cool-blue ethereal feeling. Added to first post, enjoy :)
  7. Hi, Used to draw pictures and take photos. Unfortunately my camera is broken, but my pencil isn't - so for the first time in about ten years I started sketching again. I work with photoshop as well to give cool touches and effects. I want to trade/sell this stuff in the future. Therefore I'd like to know if people are actually interested, otherwise I'll just create some stuff for family, friends and/or my own room. :) - I'm able to sketch costum stuff from for example photographs of your own plant(s). I'll also upload some photographs of my set-up/collection occasionally. Currently snapping with the camera of my phone. Have a great day people, one love A piece from about ten years ago. - Heliamphora Heliamphora Drawing by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 16-4-2016 - Heliamphora Heliamphora Drawing 2 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 17-4-2016 - Heliamphora Heliamphora Drawing 3 by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 17-4-2016 - Nepenthes ampullaria Nepenthes Ampullaria Drawing by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 18-4-2016 - Nepenthes jamban Nepenthes Jamban Drawing by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr 21-4-2016 - Nepenthes mikei - 2 versions Nepenthes Mikei Drawing by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr Nepenthes Mikei Drawing xx by Benyamin Linus, on Flickr
  8. The Plant

    Carni Art

    In this album you can find my costum drawings of carnivorous plants!