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  1. It's a type of bromeliad - genus Tillandsia, aka Air Plants :)
  2. I top-water them once in 4 days or so. As for the media, I use sphagnum moss with seramis, hydroton and agro foam. But a week ago, I started an experiment - I potted three plants in the akadama-kanuma mix. If it works, I plan to pot more plants into this mix.
  3. Hello everyone, There are a lot of amazing pictures of heliamphora and a lot of talented growers with perfect plants growing in perfect conditions. I've been growing heliamphora in amateur conditions in my bedroom for almost 8 years now and I just wanted to share that it's possible to have nice plants without extra night temperature drops or expensive cooling systems. Having said that, I'm a bit of a plant freak and I'd love to provide my plants with the best conditions possible, so I'm constantly thinking of employing an efficient and cost-effective cooling system. In my situation, I'm t
  4. Depends on what type of appearance you like - big traps, small traps, green plant, red plant, long teeth, no teeth etc. I like VFTs with long teeth and big traps. My latest addition to my collection is Phalanx and Miss Pimbeche, check those out :)
  5. Yes, that is what I think so I thought Abacapa or Apacara, but based on all mentioned above I'd suspect Abacapa to be more likely. According to this Abacapa supports only two species - H.exappendiculata and H.pulchella. And only plants available in cultivation from "Apacapa" are H.exappendiculata and H.pulchella. That also makes me think "Apacapa" is an error or variant spelling of Abacapa. Two weeks ago I e-mailed Mr Wistuba, Nerz and McPherson with this question but I have no response so far, only from Mr Nerz that it is part of Chimanta Massif and that I should ask Mr Wistuba for more
  6. I know, these are all well-known facts - I said I've read a lot about tepuis What have you found about Apacapa? It is not a known synonym of any other tepui. I found only one article from 2006 a there it is a typo as the original material from 1953 states Abácapa tepui (which is known and existent tepui). That is why I'm questioning its existence. I haven't found any information on Apacapa, such as its location. It might exist, why not. I honestly don't care whether it's a synonym or what is the real name, I just want to know where it is
  7. Hello everybody, Recently, I've been obsessed by all the tepuis Heliamphoras grow at and started to collect Heliamphora clones from different tepuis to collect them all one day. But I noticed something strange to me. In numerous articles I read about tepuis I haven't come across the name Apacapa tepui, which was strange, as it is my favourite location of H.exappendiculata. When I googled specifically "Apacapa" tepui I only got results showing web pages of sellers (like Wistuba) and grower that all have their plants labelled "Apacapa tepui", no literature or scientific articles at all.