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Old 7th January 2009, 06:30 PM
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Default Can We Grow Heliamphoras in Malaysia?

Interesting this question was posed by a Malaysian, Zakhren, in CPUK:

I live in a warm country. Outside it can get to 35C on hot days. Indoors though the average temp is 27-32C (usually its 28-29). Is there a heli that likes, or can survive in these temps? I read a bit and saw that minor and heterodoxa can tolerate higher temps? Does that mean a hybrid between them is better? Because I saw this,
And I think the plant looks really nice. Deep reds to deep greens.

And this was the reply by Andreas Wistuba

the problem is not the day temperature but the temperature at night.
More heat tolerant ones are:
- Hybrids
- H. glabra
- H. heterodoxa

How about air conditioning?
I grow most of my young ones for establishing from tissue culture in air conditiond rooms for a while. A nighttime low of 18 degrees centigrade is sufficient for all species.
For those who grow them in this region (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines) what are your growing conditions?

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Old 7th January 2009, 11:04 PM
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I grow it in my garden, getting 2 to 3 hours direct morning sun, surprisingly it has no ill effect on the plant , and it's sends out flower stalk now!
But I have it not too long ago, still under observation. One thing for sure it can tolarate our climate, I discovered the new leaves appeared to have some red tinch on it, still not quite sure they'll retain the red colouration when they get bigger.
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Old 8th January 2009, 10:32 AM
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i was a bit too adventurous. the plant was growing healthily and i thought it make good sense to divide the clump. well, i got 5 new clumps but 2 seems to be dying and the mother plant is probably dead now. am trying to ensure survival of the last 3 clumps that i have.

my friend's plants suffered a lot initially. from the large big clump, only a small one survived but since then, it is growing well and putting out stalks and a couple of new plantlets. we are just leaving it alone in a terranium under lights and air con. think it will do well from now onwards.

well, for those who are thinking of dividing the mother plant into smaller clumps, think twice! it is a gamble....
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Old 8th January 2009, 10:46 AM
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Was at monkeycup's nursery just before Christmas- for a short while, in between appointments. If I am not mistaken, he has divided some Heliamphoras (think similar to what you guys bought) and the newly divided plants looks strong like an Ox!

Maybe ask him what's the secret. Eric, Eric, where are you...

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Old 18th January 2009, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: Can We Grow Heliamphoras in Malaysia?

I dont know buthe posibilities is yes
Are these plants...
These are unique...
These are carnivorous plants.
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Old 20th January 2009, 03:36 PM
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I doubt Singapore can...

Plus cant find it in any nursery.
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Old 20th January 2009, 11:59 PM
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Well normally heliamphoras are generally found at very very high elevations so temperatures up there are quite cool and windy but also retaining high humidity.And because its so windy and rough up there the traps are quite "strong" in texture.

Anyways like i said generally mpst heliams are in the highlands of the tepui mountains there are some which has adapted or in the wild are found at the base of this highland which means it will tolerate higher temps which is H.Minor and H heteredoxa as mentioned.So in my opinion this 2 will do best in our weather with some overhead watering with cooled water during the hot parts of the day :D

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Old 28th December 2011, 08:47 PM
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i live in Florida as well and i am growing 12 plants outside and 12 plants in side i have Ben growing outside for about five years and i plant new plants outside ever six mounts so yes in Florida you can grow any time of the year but it would be best that u bring the plants in side if it gets to cold out here
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