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    looking for some heliamphoras

    Good sources? Just looking for some highland tropical year-round types. Do they take forever to grow from seed? I can't seem to find many through google, so I was wondering where I could get a few.

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    Well they are kind of hard to grow. Do you have high lighting, humiditiy, and cool conditions? If not I don't think helis are good for you

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    Well we are not supposed to list other carnivorous plant distributors. I would try google again and type in heliamphoras for sale you get a couple places.

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    lighting and humidity: terrarium(10gal) setup and grow-light, temp wise is stays cool around here year-sound, and our AC is ancient and unequal so there's always at least one room at the ideal temperature.

    good start at least?

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    I wouldn't try them just yet.
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    i argree you shouldn't get somthing so expensive and hard to grow i tried my hand at them once and they rotted hehehehe

    but you get the idea,
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    figured so ;_;. I'll practice on some droseras as I had originally intended while my VFT is sleeping through winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Botanicadenta View Post
    Good sources? Just looking for some highland tropical year-round types. Do they take forever to grow from seed? I can't seem to find many through google, so I was wondering where I could get a few.

    Heliamphora are all "highland tropical year-round types" and take a good long time to grow to size from seed (I don't even recall when last I saw seed available anywhere) -- and most on the market are the product of tissue culture. If you should like to grow them, I would begin with one of the naturally-occurring or man-made hybrids (H. nutans x minor, H. heterodoxa x nutans, H. nutans x ionasii, H. heterodoxa x ionasii, or Heliamaphora x "Tequila."), since they are far more tolerant of Tb fluctuations and other cultivation errors than the bulk of the species themselves -- and, as a rule, generally grow faster . . .

    Most Heliamphora nowadays are distributed auf Deutschland (hint, hint) . . .
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