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    Heliamphora chimantensis, etc . . .

    I have always had a real love and hate relationship with Heliamphora -- love them when they grow rapidly and occasionally reach “spectacular” size, and loathe them when they remain interminably juvenile, sometimes for years at a stretch (even after threatening them as I have, with the salad bowl).

    Finally, this is coming to a close for one such frustrating bit of green -- Heliamphora exappendiculata, which had been “thumbing its chin” at me since 2008. Its first mature pitcher is now on its way. Perhaps the thought of a salad spinner and a very expensive tossed green salad (even by SF standards) was the last straw . . .

    Heliamphora exappendiculata (Apacapa)


    Among other more . . . vigorous favorites, has always been H. chimantensis -- first described only in 2002 (http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...1n3p78_82.html) -- with its tight clumping leaves, very distinctive shape, and sometimes overpowering floral fragrance, which attracts bees and wasps beyond number by June. My plants have produced viable seed on occasion; but apparently, this species is more dependent upon division for reproduction in the field -- along the order of Darlingtonia.

    Heliamphora chimantensis




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    Wonderful helis as always bigbella!

    I can't even imagine how frustrating it would be to have a heli stay juvenile for 2 years! I can hardly wait until the juvenile H. hispida grows its first adult pitcher. At what size do juvenile pitchers have to be before they become adult pitchers? (Clearly being the correct size doesn't mean it will produce adult pitchers though.)

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    Thanks . . .

    I too have a few H. hispida, which are still producing their share of juvenile leaves -- also after a couple of years.

    Andreas Wistuba once described a method for ushering in -- or stimulating the production -- of mature pitchers by clipping away a few of the juveniles as they were being produced; and I have attempted that on occasion, but could not determine whether it was the primary reason (or potentially, just the age of the plants) for the later appearance of mature pitchers . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    Interesting, I might have tried that but my it stopped producing new pitchers recently.

    Also, I actually got the heli from you. Thanks again.

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    Amazing plants and pics as always BigB. I havent seen a photo of H. chimantensis in cultivation before, Thanks for sharing!

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    Beautiful plants as always; thanks for sharing!

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    Beautiful as always BB....

    Here is my H. chimantensis (Wistuba)
    Not as far along as yours is... but not too far behind




    possibly different clones?

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    Very nice plant there, Butch . . .

    The smaller of my H. chimantensis (the last photo) came from Wistuba, though the older ones were adult divisions, whose origins are currently unknown. The nectar spoons do change shape a bit as the plant matures; and the earliest ones were flat and resembled the bent ends of coffee stirring sticks.

    I am hoping to get some shots of wasps on the plants this time around. They were swarming everywhere in 2009 . . .

    Heliamphora chimantensis
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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