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Heliamphora minor var pilosa clone A

Mother plant

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Heliamphora parva

Mother plant

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Just for the record;

The first heliamphora minor var pilosa flower has been pollinated, 5 minutes ago, for the second time, with h.minor var minor pollen. The pollen was frozen since last summer.

(By the way, no need fancy methods, just put the pollen in a saucer, in a ziploc bag, in the freezer).

The h.minor var pilosa stigma tip is already brown; thats mean its successful. I will keep adding pollen for the next few days, to be 100% sure. This will mimic whats happen in the wild with bubble bees.

Of course, the first flower will gives heliamphora minor var pilosa X heliamphora minor var minor seeds, but the main exercice here is to collect h.minor var pilosa pure seeds. So i will collect the golden pilosa pollen on the first flower, when the anthers will be ready and dry enough. The next pilosa's flowers will be pollinated with pilosa pure pollen.

Time will tell

Francois

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa

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Success !!

The ovary start to get bigger! Im VERY pleased

I got 2 flowers on my pilosa clone A; both ovaries get bigger. The first one will be h.minor var pilosa x h.minor var minor seeds, and the second one pure h.minor var pilosa seeds. Hope the pilosa will have major influence in the crosses, i still have a lot of pilosa pollen and growing flowers hamps from pulchella[akopan, amuri], parvas, hispida and ceracea.

Just cant wait!

wOOt wOOt :-)

Francois

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Im stunned this morning..

My h.minor burgundy-black push me a flower hamp.

The tepuys gods are very good with me this summer!

Hard to see, i tryed to zoom with my cell phone. The lil hamp in the middle, kinda hard to see.

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With all the pilosa pollen i have in stock, i can dream of a real nice cross :)

Time will tell !

Francois

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Heliamphora 'red mambo'

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This heliamphora clone is very unique.

Put aside the unique 'horned' nectar spoon and the elegant pitcher style. This heliamphora is unique for the strange nectar collecting 'bubble' at the lid. The bubble is located on the left side only.

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Another pitcher

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Its pretty unique, stunning and im very proud to be the only grower in the world to grow that unique plant. I will probably release 2-3 divisions next year.

Francois

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Im pretty sure you will like em, these are magic and unique plants. Keep me posted with your cultures ! :)

Francois

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I'm hoping that they will both do well, but at least the minor should do well as I've got the u quelchii auyan tepui from the same seller and that is doing really well, I know I'm talking about to separate genera but they both live on the same tepui so hopefully if one works in my conditions then hopefully the other will. One good thing is that both heli's haven't skipped a beat and are growing and haven't stalled with being transported from Poland to Scotland bare root:)

Mark

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Nepenthes hamata

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Another clone, darker

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Nepenthes ramispina

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Nepenthes tenuis

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Heliamphora collina x elongata seedlings

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Heliamphora minor x heterodoxa

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Unknown heliamphora

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Heliamphora exappendiculata

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Heliamphora sarracenioides baby

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Heliamphora heterodoxa seedlings

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Heliamphora heterodoxa

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Heliamphora heterodoxa seedlings, clearly different, even juvenile. Cant wait to see their adult pitchers.

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Heliamphora 'red mambo'

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Heliamphora minor var minor

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Heliamphora minor "aonda giant"

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa clone B

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Heliamphora minor 'burgundy-black'

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Heliamphora minor var minor

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Heliamphora neblinae

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Unknown thing(moss?) growing under one of my pots. Ideas anyone?

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Heliamphora pulchella akopan

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Heliamphora minor 'big orange'

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Heliamphora minor 'selection 1'

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Heliamphora pulchella amuri

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Heliamphora nutans yuruani

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Heliamphora minor var minor 2nd generation seedling

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Heliamphora hispida

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Heliamphora pulchella miniature

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Darlingtonia californica seedlings

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Cephalotus follicularis

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Heliamphora parva

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa clone A

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Genlisea aurea

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Thanks for looking guys.

Francois

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Heliamphora pulchella

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Heliamphora minor var minor auyan

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Heliamphora pulchella

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Heliamphora ceracea

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Heliamphora hispida

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I know I'm late to this party, but all I can say is WOW, what stunning plants (and great photography as well!).

 

So I'm hugely tempted, but not sure if I would be able to grow them. It looks like yours are all growing under bright lights. Is this necessary, or can they be grown in daylight? I'm a rank beginner, and don't (yet) have the facilities to do the fancy stuff. At the moment, my CPs are in water trays on my dining room window sill. Would I be able to grow helis like this, or do they need the bright light?

 

Thanks for the beautiful pics.

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Bright light is always better. But many growers use their window sill for growing heliamphora. Try h.minor, or h.heterodoxa. Hybrids too are great for low humidity and low light. Your plants will be greener, but its possible :)

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Bright light is always better. But many growers use their window sill for growing heliamphora. Try h.minor, or h.heterodoxa. Hybrids too are great for low humidity and low light. Your plants will be greener, but its possible :)

Brilliant response! Just what I wanted to hear as well  :give_rose:

 

There's someone here selling H. minor and a couple of H. heterodoxa hybrids, and the pics he sent look fabulous. I'm just waiting to see another pic, then will decide which to get.

 

Thanks again.

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Various Hs.

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Heliamphora minor "burgundy-black"

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Heliamphora minor "selection 1"

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Cephalotus seedlings

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Various Hs.

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Heliamphora minor var minor auyan

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Heliamphora hispida

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Heliamphora minor "big orange"

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Cephounet :-)

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa clone B

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Various Hs.

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa clone A

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Hairy thing clone B

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Moo :-)

François

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YAYAY

The ovary of my h.minor burgundy-black's flower get bigger; thats mean im successful.

I made my dream cross; burgundy-black x minor var pilosa. Now i can die :-)

The flower was tiny, so i expect only a few seeds, but its hard to tell im not experienced enough. Now the waiting game has begun !

:-)

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