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    Heli Experiment

    As a result of my recent move, I'm taking a shot at growing some Heliamphora in the greenhouse,
    instead of under lights in the basement. The basement is still an option, however. It's no secret
    that the problem is getting enough light in the greenhouse without "cooking" the plants.



    It's been a learning experience, and I have some modifications in mind. My first change will be
    replacing the wood slats with egg crate, to increase air circulation from below the plants.

    Most of the plants have been in the greenhouse less than a month. The bagged plants are recent
    arrivals from AW.

    Cheers and good growing,
    kpg

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    I like the nectar on the H. parva spoon. This is an extreme crop, so quality isn't the best.


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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful plants Kpg. I can't wait for the day when I have my own greenhouse.

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    John in Oz has a great track record of growing Heliamphora in greenhouses..... it can definitely be done, think he has a youtube channel

    parva = juicy lucy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    John in Oz has a great track record of growing Heliamphora in greenhouses..... it can definitely be done, think he has a youtube channel

    parva = juicy lucy lol
    Thanks for the info, Av8tor. I'll search on youtube.

    Yep, the parva really slobbers!

    Thank you all for the kind remarks.

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    Well, here's a little update.
    This just opened pitcher (left) on H. parva has a much larger nectar spoon and a bit more color. I'm hopeful conditions are improving:


    And, some fuzzy sock porn...New pitcher is appearing on this recent arrival - H. minor var. pilosa (Luna):


    Cheers,
    Paul

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    A couple days ago, I added a fluorescent fixture to combat the short days. It's on a couple hours in the am and again in the early evening to
    simulate twelve hours of daylight. The fixture is fairly high to get more coverage, but it's easy to adjust and Ill probably do some fine tuning.
    I took a few photos after sunset.

    view from outside:


    inside:






    Cheers,
    Paul
    Last edited by killerplantsguy; 11-24-2014 at 12:51 AM.

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