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    should I get a grow light for it? and should I put a heater over the plant?thanks,
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    I have always grown mine in very wet (misting every day) cool conditions.I usually don't keep the pots sitting in water but from all pics I have seen of them in the wild that's the way they grow (almost under water at times). I keep them in the garage in a terrarium just 3 or 4" under fluorescent lights. During the winter months the temp is probably towards 40f if not a bit lower and in summer it might make it to the upper 70's.
    Would agree with above posts that it is a humidity problem and maybe a bit too much direct sunlight- especially if the plants are new and not used to these conditions. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    btw very nice pics sent in [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Heliamphora should not be sitting in water imo. They should NEVER dry out. In nature they get ALOT of cool rain. So although they are pretty wet it is not like growing in a bog. The best results I have had are with a course well drained potting mix and overhead watering every day or two.

    I also suspect the tops are dying back because of low humidity. You should not need a heater.. A grow light might help during the winter. Careful though which kind you use. Fluorescent would be best since they don't generate as much heat to further dry out your plant.
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    Hi,
    I am also having this browning problem, I think I have it under conrol now (fngers crossed) but I was wondering what to do about the pitchers with brown tips. I was told that messing with the pitchers is a sure fire way to give the plant an infection so I haven't cut them away as yet. A few of the pitchers have gone brown and totaly shrivled up, should I cut then off? Other pitchers have brown tips, should I cut off the brown bits or just leave them? It is an immature plant by the way.
    Humidity was my problem by the way, just stuck a plastic bag over them and kept my eyes peeled for mould, worked like a charm!!
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    Where did you hear messing with the pitchers can infect the plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I cut the pitcher off halfway once they no longer hold water and are on thier last legs. So I leave mine even if they loose thier water holding ability. Only after they begin to brown halfway down is when I cut mine.

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    Excellent, thanks NG, I shall go at them with my scisors forthwith!!
    Rosie

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    I would only(&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] cut of completly brown pitchers.

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