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Thread: Keiki Paste and Heliamphora

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    Keiki Paste and Heliamphora

    Over the past year and a half or so I've been watching my H.tatei var. tatei grow and thrive without ever giving the slightest hint of dividing. About a month ago, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I made a 1/2 long wedge shaped wound around the base of the plant with a razor blade and applied some keiki paste to the wound. I buried the treated wound with live LFS and left it alone for roughly 1 month. Last night when I decided to remove the moss to see if there was any progress, this is what I found :





    There are now 4 healthy looking offshoots emerging from the treated area.

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    That is awesome. Good job finessing the heli to do what you wanted to! Mine won't listen to me!
    Your like a heli whisperer!

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    Thanks. I'm really surprised that it only took around 30 days to get results like this.

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    considering Heliamphora are related to Sarracenia I wonder if the Keki paste was really necessary for this result. Would a wedge shaped wound induce something like this on its own like it does in Sarracenia, without the keki paste? Sounds like more experiments to be had! Very cool results nonetheless
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    Possibly, but not this rapidly. As anyone who grows H.tatei knows, it is frustratingly reluctant to divide. Using the paste has undoubtedly expedited the process.

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    ah well very cool! Congrats on your new babes
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    That was fast!

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    Very cool Johnny, nicely done...

    it will be interesting to see what it looks like when you repot

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