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    The Demise of a Heliamphora

    It was today that i checked on my heliamphora minor as i pulled on a picther it came out very easily, i soon tried another, the same and the same, the bases were all brown and mushy, it seems that it rotted away, It was in a pure LFS media. However, I have another heli, that one is doing great, its in 1 lsf:.5 peat: .5 Perlite, could the mix had made a difference? The one in the 3 compenet mix is growng vigorously, and all the pitchers are firmly attached.


    Any ideas what happened?

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    I'm not especially knowledgeable on Helis, but it sounds like the media. Helis like good drainage. I grow mine in lava rock, live sphagnum, sand, ceramic chips and peat. Sorry to hear about your loss.
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    Did you have it sitting in water?
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    It most likely rotted. And different soil mixes are a very important when it comes to other plants.
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    Sorry to hear this. It sounds like root rot.

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    I don't have it in water, I mist it everyday, I will cut down on the misting on the healthy one, petmantis's is dying aswell, it too is in pure LFS

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    Hmm... did the soil smell? Was it all broken down?

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    Not really, it was still green and lush.

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