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    A Flower?

    Hey guys, well was looking at the collection today and noticed what I thought to be a pitcher but something different on my H. heterodoxa x minor.




    New pitcher.


    So...is it a flower?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Hey man,

    Yep that sure does look like a flower. It definitely aint a pitcher.

    Can I ask what the conditions you have your plant in are?

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    Yo Ben, my conditions are 85% humidity during the day and high 90's at night. Temps are high 70's during the day and low 60's at night. Well I dont know much about heli flowers... I know it takes skill to get the pollen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson16 View Post
    Hey guys, well was looking at the collection today and noticed what I thought to be a pitcher but something different on my H. heterodoxa x minor.
    So...is it a flower?
    Thanks for any help.
    Yes, you have a flower on hand and there should be others soon enough on the same scape! Congratulations and it is likely to send up a couple more. Mine have also been flowering a bit later this year year than in 2007 . . .
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    Congrats!

    Don't you have to time it just right to pollenate them? Like the stigma isn't receptive when the anthers are ripe?

    I hope you get seed.

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    Yeah me too. Thanks for all the help guys. I have no clue what to do so I guess I will leave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson16 View Post
    Yeah me too. Thanks for all the help guys. I have no clue what to do so I guess I will leave it.
    Yeah, leave it. The flowers are particularly cool looking, long-lasting (I had some for months in the past) and won't weaken the plant in any way -- unless you're planning on dividing it soon; in which case, the scapes are commonly removed to hasten rooting and recovery of the divisions . . .
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    The Savage Garden by D'Amato has some detailed info on how to pollinate Heliamphora, or at least I think so. I haven't seen my book for like over a year; I have no idea where it is.....

    So yeah if ya have that book on hand, you should probably check it out if you want to bother getting seeds.

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