User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 32

Thread: Dividing helis

  1. #1
    Av8tor1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,811
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Dividing helis

    Had to make some divisions this weekend, took a few pics

    As you can see, the individual clumps are easily seen and divided:


    Seperating and cleaning:


    soaking in the witch's brew:


    as you can see the clumps form themselves, making divisions rather easy... and 've always found the roots to be pretty tough.
    You can see how clean i get mine prior to transplanting

    and now prepping the new substrate:


    equal parts of cypress, APS and LFS

    Here are some that were done a couple weeks ago:


    errr sorry, they are already promised... i dont do divisions very often, so when i do...


    Thanks for looking,
    Av

  2. #2
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Kansas / So If you Find Me You better shoot fatser Then Me !!!!!
    Posts
    535
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow those are very nice

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow that's a lot of healthy looking Helis! impressive!

  4. #4
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol, witch's brew

    Very nice.
    Thanks for posting this, I was wondering what the basics of this process looked like. I'm considering dividing up my Heli soon.
    Any tips? Or is it pretty straightforward?
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  5. #5
    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,806
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fantastic tutorial B. Yeah! I have found heli roots to be very tough as well.

  6. #6
    Av8tor1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,811
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks everyone,

    TYD, here are a couple "tips" but for the most part it's pretty straight forward.

    I like to keep the root mass submerged in clean water or at least dunk it often. It cleans, lubricates and seems to prevent most of the root damage that normally would occur. The roots of the divisions will separate much easier if clean.

    I will change the water serveral times during the process.

    Once separated I like to soak everything in a trich brew, then i use that same brew and let the substrate soak for a bit.

    After you have finished, monitor the new divisions for desiccation. Depending on the root mass of the division, the top mass, etc etc, sometimes this can sneak up on ya in a hurry. If you see it happening, bag the plant or put in a high humidity environment until new growth is observed.


    HTH's
    Av

  7. #7
    sea bear returns! theyellowdart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Gibsonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you! That definitely helps.
    I don't have any trich yet, but I'll be sure to use the water.
    growlist

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  8. #8
    Capensis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Everywhere. Capensis everywhere.
    Posts
    4,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice. Never knew Heli roots looked just like Sarracenia roots. Need to get myself a heli someday...Yours are pretty inspirational.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Helis
    By Av8tor1 in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 06-08-2008, 02:00 PM
  2. Looking for helis...again
    By glider14 in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-05-2007, 09:41 PM
  3. Looking for Pings and Helis
    By mannyherrera in forum Carnivorous Plant Trading Post
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-03-2007, 02:30 PM
  4. Helis, where is everyone getting theirs?
    By rattler in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-27-2005, 12:48 AM
  5. Helis...
    By schloaty in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-03-2004, 04:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •