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Old 29th June 2008, 10:50 PM
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Thread Started on Apr 8, 2008, 9:28am

Here's my new Heliamphora that I got from Fauzi. Clone from BE...

This is H. heterodoxa x minor






bactrus
Reply #1 on Apr 8, 2008, 10:18am

Congratulations. New baby!


tarence

Reply #2 on Apr 9, 2008, 12:37pm

very pretty David....is this the lowland variety ? i`m very tempted to get one as well.


plantlover
Reply #3 on Apr 9, 2008, 4:01pm

Wow! A Heliamphora!!!! Very cute.


strath76
Reply #4 on Apr 9, 2008, 4:49pm

That's a good looking plant you have there David. Hope it aclimatizes for you.


David
Reply #5 on Apr 9, 2008, 7:16pm

Hi Strath76,

Thanks. I hope it acclimatise for me too. The clone I got from you isn't doing that well. I think because the conditions were too hot. I've recently shifted it outside. Hope it rejuvenates.



strath76

Reply #6 on Apr 10, 2008, 4:21am

I recently took mine out of the container I had them in that was near 100%. They looked to be going very badly and I was almost ready to give up on them whenI noticed a new shot from amongst the carnage. I think they can be tough little things if you persist.

I recently attended a CP society meeting and one of the other growers there bought in his Heliamphora to show that he got at the same time. over the 2 hours that we were there you could visibly see the traps wilting due to the change in humidity.



aliamyz
Reply #7 on May 21, 2008, 11:12pm

How beautiful but Fauzi is not selling them in his website.


alienfx

Reply #8 on May 23, 2008, 1:20pm

Nice looking plant there...How come i didnt notice it when i was at his stall at subang.


David

Reply #9 on May 23, 2008, 2:26pm

He only brought in 5 plants to test the plants and see if they can grow in our climate. I ordered one from him. I don't know if he has sold to anyone else but he told me the rest died.

This plant needs cooler conditions especially at night and very high humidity. At the same time it needs very bright light.

Perhaps if you guys are really interested, you can ask him to bring in again in his coming order with BE, but you'll need to call him and ask. I do not know if he still wants to bring them in.

So far my Heliam is still alive but growth is very slow. But I give it about 80% humidity during the day and about 95% humidity at night. Sometimes at night humidity can be 99% to 100%. I also place the pot in a tray of water so that the roots are kept cool throughout the day.

It is difficult for Fauzi to control the temperature, humidity and sunlight in an open nursery. I think his plants died because of the fluctuatin of humidity throughout the day. Since his nursery is open, humidity can be quite low when the wind blows etc.

Mine only survive (I say "survive" and not thrive) because it is in a controlled environement in a terrarium. I think mine needs more light. However, if I increase light, I will also indirectly increase heat (don have a cooling system). Sometimes when it is very hot at night, I'll place ice cubes around the plant and in the terrarium to keep temperatures down. I realsied this helps. Even in my terrarium, the plant traps will curl a little when it gets too hot. After a little ice and tender loving care, the traps expand back.

Hope this helps you guys consider what to prepare for if you want to get one.
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alienfx
Reply #10 on May 24, 2008, 9:57am

Opsss i guess this plant is not for a newbie like me then since its quite tricky to keep.It does look uniq and beautiful.


plantlover

Reply #11 on May 24, 2008, 10:02am

Me too. This plant is beautiful but not suitable for me.


aliamyz

Reply #12 on May 24, 2008, 1:00pm

Not interested but still, it looks very attractive.....!


cindy
Reply #13 on Jun 4, 2008, 4:07pm

David, try to keep the roots a little drier if the temperature is high. Heliamphora is prone to root rot when it is hot and their roots are in soggy media. The plants enjoy good ventilation, good drainage and cool temperatures, particularly at night.


David
Reply #14 on Jun 4, 2008, 4:54pm

Thanks Cindy.


applebee8
Reply #15 on Jun 5, 2008, 11:44pm

Congratulations on your new acquisition! It is truly a nice plant and a difficult plant to grow, especially if you have to put ice in the terraruim to cool the temp. Keep us posted!

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Old 7th August 2008, 01:00 PM
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Hello David,
just wanna ask here.. hows ur heli going? hope its in the pink of health!
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Not so good. I've been ignoring my CPs for a while now diverting my attention on setting up this new forum and transfering date over from the old forum to the new one.

The media dried up a couple of times so some of the leaves are brown now.
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here`s my very tiny pet, which was a gift from a fren. it`s finally got pitchers which open up....howz yours doing david ?

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Hi,

Just asking anyone who has a heliamphora where did u get it and is it expensive??????Oh yah david just a little suggestion don't really have do it but why not make a monthly competition for pitcher and plants of the month????Or do you already have it????

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Old 16th September 2008, 02:56 PM
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Ken, it`s expensive and hard to care for.

Monthly contest ? heheh. Too much trouble & time consuming to organise. We do the yearly anniversary contest & even that takes a lot of our time organising , getting sponsored prizes etc etc

Remember we don`t charge membership here & we don`t have $$$ to play around with.

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If your able to order from Wistuba(wistuba.com), they have Heliamphora species and hybrids for sale for a slightly lower price than other nurseries. The only thing is that since they are based in Germany, you might have to deal with CITES paperwork.
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Just posting some updates on my heliam. Alas it has given me a bigger pitcher that looks more like a Heliam pitcher... The new developing pitcher is at the center of the picture in lighter green colour. It is still developing at the moment. You can see the other smaller leaves/pitchers that it has produce at the side:

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Hi, David, just dropping by. How is your heliamphora? I hope it is healhy......

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Hi, David, just dropping by. How is your heliamphora? I hope it is healhy......

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It's doing fine edward. Thanks for asking. Below is a picture I just took, but as you can see, there's not much difference compared to the earlier picture. Growth is very slow but lately the leaves are developing faster thanks to the cooler temperatures because of the rains.

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