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Thread: My Heliamphora finally is blooming

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    Pinguiphile
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    FINALLY it blooms! Ignore the date stamp,


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    Very nice! What conditions do you provide for the plant?

    Is that a Heli species or a hybrid?

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    Very nice indeed!
    I hope my Heli flowers for me in the future.

    I like the pinkening petals::

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    It is a hybrid (heterodoxa x minor)

    Conditions are natural light (Central PA) supplumented with 400 watt MH lights at 4 feet from canopy. Lights are on from 6AM-11AM and 3PM-8PM. I have been meaning to get some PAR readings from the bench, I will post those once I get the data.
    I water daily with distilled water, replacing water in pitchers and allowing the spaghnum/perlite media to leach. I have not fertilized this plant, other than the addition of ground bloodworms to pitchers.

    Day temps are set at 75F
    Night Temps range from 50-55F

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    I have never seen a Heli flower (pic or otherwise). It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    xvart.
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    Nice pic! Currently I have a H. heterodoxa flowering, and a H. ionasii just starting. I may try for making a hybrid!

    Capslock
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    Gr8 pix, Plantae.
    What kind of camera did you use to get that shot.
    Lois
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    CAmera used: Pentax Optio E10 (6 megapixels) macro mode

    I highly recommend it, very high quality as well as super versatile

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