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Thread: My first potential Heliamphora cultivar, candidates?

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    Good question.....

    Heliamphora is very species specific and beyond that, very individual specific.

    I have several crosses that were all done at the same time. Some hybrid populations are still all small and immature.
    Other crosses have specimens that became adults in under two years, while some siblings took a little longer, and some have yet to mature.

    This is true even though they have all been grown under the exact same conditions, and in the case of siblings, the same pot.
    So, in my experience, hybrid vigor does exist, but it's very individualized.
    This is one reason for selecting and naming a special cultivar, wink wink ;-)

    I would also assume the inverse is true as well, some are destined to be runts...

    I don't have any experience making Nepenthes hybrids, so I don't know if this is true of them... but I would have to assume so.
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    Lots of nepenthes hybrids are easier to grow than their parent species, I have never heard of a hybrid which was more difficult than the parent species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    Lots of nepenthes hybrids are easier to grow than their parent species, I have never heard of a hybrid which was more difficult than the parent species.
    Apparently, you've never heard of Nepenthes burbidgea x edwardsiana...........

    Awesome looking plants Pokie. Quite a bit of variation going on between the 2. Good job growing them and kudos to Butch for making them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Apparently, you've never heard of Nepenthes burbidgea x edwardsiana...........
    No, I had not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    No, I had not...
    The infamous "burb-eddie" -- one of the most exasperating hybrids ever unleashed into commerce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    The infamous "burb-eddie" -- one of the most exasperating hybrids ever unleashed into commerce.
    Well, I haven't been growing CPs for very long though. Wow, harder than either parent, that seems counter intuitive. Does the hybrid at least have the pitchers to make the trouble worthwhile?
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    nice looking plants thanks for sharing....I just grow them in my windowsill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planturd View Post
    nice looking plants thanks for sharing....I just grow them in my windowsill.
    Heliamphora?
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    IIRC,
    Carl grows H. minor on his windowsill, and its an awesome specimen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    IIRC,
    Carl grows H. minor on his windowsill, and its an awesome specimen.
    O.O
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