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    Heli media: What do you use?

    I am considering a major revamp of my Heli set up. They are not doing poorly, I just think they could do better.

    One of the things I am looking to change is my media. I am just curious as to what others have found successful.

    So, please post here what you grow your Helies in.

    Thanks
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    For Helis I just use equal parts LFS and perlite and a bit of some peat. They're not too picky, they also seem to enjoy vermiculite. Hope that helps!

    By the way, I got a sweet new pitcher on my Pulchella from Wistuba - It's a mature pitcher! Yay

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    I use some LFS, a buncha lava rocks, perlite in a light base of peat. Forget if I threw Orchid bark in there or not. I also grow mine with a plastic baggie over em, for humidity and my temps are like high of 69F and I dunno what the night low is even (should check though) Summer highs are like around 80 I think (I forgot)
    My Tequilla's are growing great though!!!

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    i use live sphagnum for my 2 helis. so far they are at least growing which is a good sign.... but i cant really say they will grow better in it.
    Alex
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    Mostly cypress bark with LFS and a little bit of peat. I have live LFS ontop to help with humidity and to keep the mix from drying out. I think getting air to the roots is helpful.

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    I grow the following heli's in live LFS:

    chimantensis (Chimanta, Venezuela)
    folliculata (Aparaman Tepui, Venezuela)
    heterodoxa
    heterodoxa x ionasii
    heterodoxa x minor
    hispida 'clone PA'
    ionasii (Ilu Tepui)
    minor (Auyan Tepui, Venezuela)
    minor 'hairy' (Chimanta)
    neblinae
    nutans
    nutans 'Giant'
    pulchella (Akopan Tepui)
    sarracenioides 'H2s'
    tatei var. tatei (Cerro Duida)
    'Tequila'

    I never had any luck with peat-based media.

    Ken

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    A picture of my Heli 'Tequilla's grown by the method I mentioned. Shortly after dividing & repotting.

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    HEy Q,

    What size pot??
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