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Heliamphora parva

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by wpinnix, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    In addition to orchids, I also grow quite a few carnivorous plants. Here is a nice clone of Heliamphora parva.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you keep this outside all year? It is beautiful.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    :eek: Nice, I have some carnivorous plants too(I had one of these but it died sadly).
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Kelly. These stay in the greenhouse year round. They prefer cool nights, bright light, high humidity....and they HATE temperatures above 80 degrees.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's a beauty!
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Pretty! I'm trying my first Heliamphora (H. minor). They were deflasked this summer. They keep making new leaves but the older leaves also disappear at the similar rate, so the number of leaves doesn't increase. Do you use chemical fertilizer?
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Naoki, I don't use any fertilizer. In the wild these are very light feeders. Occasionally I use beta fish food pellets...only one per plant, if the plant is grown in a terrarium. I know other people use fertilizer, but I've not had good luck with it. Since I grow in a greenhouse, I get the occasional food item feeding itself.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I've been tempted to try a Heli species in my terrarium for years but have always been held back by the temperature requirements. Looks like yours is really happy, Bill! Congrats!
     
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    Thanks for the info, Bill. I've tried blood worms, but since the pitchers are still small, it is very tough to put anything in them. I'll probably stay at the safer side and not use chemical fertilizer yet.
     
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    bob williams Member Supporting Member

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    I have a dozen Nepanthes. the leaves react poorly when hit with a little over-spray of very dilute fertilizer aimed at the orchids. I've never tried feeding them.