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Thread: Heliamphora Pitcher Production

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    I just recieved a H. heterodoxa with 3 mature pitchers the tallest being 4'' tall. How often does a mature H. heterodoxa produce a mature pitcher?

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    I thought Heterodoxa produces very tall pitchers, up to 10 inches [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    I dont grow Heliamorpha but i have heard they can take over 6 months to form one. if the pitchers are that tall and mature it might be H. Minor instead of H. Heterodoxa.
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    Well the majority of the pitchers are juvenile. It has three mature pitchers each one larger than the one before it. My guess is that it is in the early stages of maturity. I have no doubt it is H. heterodoxa. I just recently aquired it along with a H. minor and have little experience in growing Heliamphora. I read that they are slow growing. I'm curious as to how slow growing they are.

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    I get one pitcher every month or two from my H. heterodoxa. It's pretty slow compared to my other helis, and I should point out I only have one. Mine started making mature pitchers at 3 inches tall, and each one since is just a bit bigger.

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    Thanks Caplock. That's exactly what I was looking for. I just got mine as a bare root plant. I carefully potted it so hopefully everything will turn out alright.

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