My heliamphoras (Pictures heavy)


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1 year old seedlings All these seedlings on this picture came from the same seeds pod. You can clearly see the different lids, i just CANT wait to see the mature pitchers. My next seeds batchs (p

Some of my Heliamphoras. Some of them are from seeds i produce myself, the others are from Germany, France, CZE and Canadian private growers. A seed grown heli, in normal conditions, take from 3 to

heliamphora pulchella akopan heliamphora minor var pilosa auyan heliamphora minor var minor auyan

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Sorry yossu, i didnt got your last post...

Quite strange.

Anyway, i just add water once a month, or 3-4 days after each feeding. This will shake the nutritive soup and the leaf will absorb the nitrogen faster n better.

A healthy pitcher will keep the water. Sometimes old or damaged pitchers will not.

If your new pitchers cannot keep a decent level of water inside, something is wrong.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

As it happens, I filled the pitchers last night, and they still have water in them. Don't know if it's relevant, but up until last night, I had cling film around the lighting rig, in an attempt to keep the humidity up. As I wasn't convinced it was making much difference, I decided to try removing it, to see how the humidity went.

 

This morning the humidity was quite low, but there is still water in the heli pitchers. I wonder if the cling film stopped the hear form the lights escaping, and caused more evaporation? Not sure what to do, as without the cling film, I can see them better and there's more air movement, but if the humidity is going to drop to much, it also won't be good.

 

Any thoughts? Thanks again.

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The RH is usually around 50%, sometimes a little higher. I have a small humidifier that comes on for 45 minutes every three hours during the day. That pushes the RH up, sometimes only a little, sometimes up to about 75-80%, but it soon drops back again.

 

As it happens, I've noticed over the past week or so that the newer leaves have water in the bottom, so maybe it was just part of a slow settling in period. Both plants seem t be growing well, and putting out quite a few new leaves, so it looks like they are growing OK.

 

Thanks

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My heliamphoras are lovely colored after this cold winter :)

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Heliamphora minor var pilosa

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Another pilosa clone, very showy

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Heliamphora "red mambo"

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Var minor corner

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Selection 1

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Pulchella amuri

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Hispida

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mOO

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My heliamphoras are lovely colored after this cold winter :) 

You don't keep them outside do you? I thought they needed to be kept warm. If so, how did the winter affect them?

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In Canada our winter are insanely cold. (-25C at nights). Of course i dont keep em outside.

I grow all my plants in my appartment, in a room i made just for them. In the winter i just open a window at night to bring the temp at 8-10C. And i start the heater the day to reach 22C.

In the summer, i run a a/c 24/7 next to my setup. So the nights are at 16-17C and days at 23-24C.

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Thanks for the clarification. I keep mine in the house all year round, on a windowsill in my office. The heating is on in the winter, although not in this room, so they don't get that cold. Do you think that's necessary to help bring out the colour?

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I would be interested to know if you still use fluorescent lighting. Many growers seem to have moved to LED lighting, so I was wondering if you have or have considered changing to them?

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