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  1. My Siuslaw plant expired in the heat today, all others are fine. I've had trouble with large clones before, they seem to be a lot more fussy when it comes to heat...

    Yes exactly,

    My bigger clones also died without any abviouse reasson!

    Maybe someone knows a big clone the produces really high pitchers and also witstand the heat etc?

  2. I grow my Darlingtonia also on the floor of my greenhouse in full sun al day long and in a black pot.

    Today it was 42°C Celsius in my greenhouse.

    But small heliamphora's with the juvenile pitchers doens't like this and they burn/dry out and die!

    The bigger ones and especially my neblinaea even seems to like this!


    Got this one forum Pieter (Lucifer from this forum).

    Al my other different Darlingtonia's also died without any reason.

    This is the first Darlingtonia, that i can keep as a normal sarracenia!

    It grows in pure peat...







  3. Thanks for all the positive replies!

    The rhizome is not that big, but it has many growing pints, so a lot of pitchers making the plant big.

    But due this fact, and the fact that the pitchers are lasting too long (1.5 years or soo), I have to trim down the whole plant this winter, beqause the crowns can't get any light and the old pitchers are in the way!

    (Same thing for my big heliamphora see: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=48192&st=0&gopid=331572entry331572


    (luckely i now see slow, but new growth!)


  4. Wow, those plants have very small nectar spoons indeed!

    Do you put your plants also in full sunlight during the summer?

    And too go back at the lighting:

    If you use only red and blue with LED it seems too work fine, but i find the purple light very unatractive!

    I bought a compact fluorescent lamp i while ago from 'megaman'


    And this lamp also has the same purple light, what seems too be the only colours that plants need.

    I assume, that there is enough of this in regular compact fluorescent lamps, beqause a saw that many people use these normal bulbs for there plants.


    So does somebody know the right LED for plants, but for the eye is a normal white/warm white light?



  5. I find that in the winter months my windowsill growing Heliamphora produce flared pitchers with small nectar spoons.

    Yes normally it would, but beqause i held the plant outside all summer long in full sun on the rooftop, it seems to compensate the lack of sunlight in the winter.

    The nutans even put up a new flower, here's a picture of it (shot the picture 10 minutes ago :laugh: )




  6. Oke, thank you mobile(?)

    Maybe some of you has done experiments with this kind of lamps.

    So i'm looking forward fot a reply from someone who can/has figure(d) this out!

    Here some pictures of my heliamphora's by the way:

    Nutans (my first heliamphora, have this one since 2010 and flowers all the time..):



    H.tatei var. tatei - Cerro Duida:


    H.neblinae - Cerro Neb., Brazil-Ven.[stage 3]:




    H.sarracenioides (Now it has less colour, beqause of the lack of light).




    And my two heliamphora's that still have juvenile pitchers:

    H.nutans ''Giant form'' - Oxford botanical garden (UK):


    H.ionasii - Ilu Tepui, Venezuela:




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  7. Hello,

    My Heliamphora's are growing excellent in full sunlight al day long at summer.

    And beqause they are aclimatized in full sun outside during the summer, they get trough the dark/cold days at winter on the windowsill prety well!

    But i wan't to grow them even faster, soo i've been looking for some LED flood light's, 50Watt.

    look: http://www.ebay.nl/i...#ht_6005wt_1397

    They have the colour temp: 6000K (Cold white), and 3000K (Warm white).

    I personaly thought of the 6000K model, so you have all of the colours that you need; is this right?

    I have no experience with artificial lighting so i'll ask you guys!?


    The luminous intensity of the lamp is 4500LM, so i'm pretty shure that's enough :cool:



  8. I had the same problem, i tried it several times with tissue culture Darlingtonia's, all from the same supplier. But they always died for no reason..

    I also bought a small 'red' version of Darlingtonia from Zenflora.co.uk, this was one week later then i ordered the darlingtonia from carnivoria.eu.

    But this one also died for no reason!

    Here the same plant that u guys have/had, bought this one 20 july from carnivoria, it's doing fine now, hope it stays that way!:

    (It has a flower bud inside the rhizome, so in should flower next year!).




    But the new pitchers are much smaller in comparing to the large one that it has already when i bought it...

    So i think either 'Ada' is right and the roots in comparing to the size of plant were not that much, beqause the plant has been sepparate from the mother plant too quick.

    Or Darlingtonia only make big pitchers in the beginning of the year!

  9. That's correct, but you clearly see a good difference between this cross and a pure purpurea!

    But it also forms short pitchers indeed..

    update 30-6-2012:


    update 6-7-2012:




    update 8-7-2012:



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