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    I'll start with that then. Could I fertilize it by giving it an osmocote pellet in the pitcher or would that be too much. I don't mind keeping some crickets around.
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    I tried Osmocote with my Heliamphora and found it burned the pitchers. Since then I've just been adding Maxsea to the pitchers without any issues and they seem to be responding to it very well. Just make sure you don't overfill since the drain slit is lower on the pitcher than it looks.

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    Basement growing works very well for Heliamphora. Make sure invest in a good light fixture first.

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    What is the optimal spectrum?
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    I just use a 4 ft 4 bulb T8 fixture, two 3500k bulbs and two 6500k. The fixture was around 45 bucks at home depot. I keep my Heli just a few inches under the fixture, and it gets plenty red. It could probably still grow well a bit lower under the lights, especially if I set up some reflective surfaces around the sides.

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    Thanks. Do the pitchers need to be filled with water or do they fill themselves with digestive enzymes like nepenthes?
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    there is some argument about enzyme production, but no matter really.

    Keep liquid in the pitcher and drop in a few cichlid pellets monthly, she will be on cruise control after that.
    Helis can grow like weeds if you meet their basic needs.

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    Spectra I've used for Heliamphora for at least five years now

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