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    Yes I have some small minor from Auyan Tepui, Akopan Tepui, and Ilu Tepui. Have some coming from Chimanta Tepui soon. Only the Auyan Tepui and the Ilu Tepui are making maturish leaves so far though.
    I Can't wait for the ones from Akopan and Chimanta to make mature leaves. They have really long hairs inside the pitcher!
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    Auyan Tepui (need to get some new pics. They how have several mature shaped pictures with more formed nectaries)

    Ilu Tepui


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    Are Akopan and Chimanta the purple ones? They are spectacular!
    You should do a webpage about Helimphora's, there isn't realy a decent detailed one that I can find, they all seem a bit vauge, it would be nice to have some inside info from an expert!!
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    Hi,

    Heliamphora minor from Auyan tepui is the most common H. minor in cultivation. It has very few or no hairs.

    I have never heard about H. minor from Ilu Tepui ?!

    I know from two other forms from Akopan and Aprada tepui (belongs to the Chimanta massive). Both species seem to get a lots of hairs and are more colored.
    If given very(!) intensive light !!!!!!!

    (my H. minor from Akopan tepui has only juvenile leafes at the moment)

    Look at the pictures on Andreas Wistuba's site :
    http://www.wistuba.com
    He has a lots of Heliamphora pictures...

    There is a German homepage about Heliamphora from someone who started to specialise in tepui carnivorous plants....
    http://www.heliamphora.de.vu

    maybe you can read it using a translation tool...

    I wouldn't recommend to grow Heliamphora in stagnant air without air movement. The cliamate in "Heli-world" is very harsh with haevy winds and storms (from what I have read and heard, I have never been there :-(( ... maybe in 1 or 2 years :-) )

    One last thing :
    It is a myth (in my opinion) that Heliamphora needs cool roots. Ok, the whole plant needs cool or cold nights but I never watered them with extra cooled water !!!
    Heliamphora is not a Darlingtonia !

    happy growing :-)
    Martin
    PS : here you can find some pictures of my Heliamphora :

    http://www.drosophyllum.com/deutsch/heliamphora.htm


    (Edited by Martin at 10:23 am on May 14, 2002)

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    My culture area on Heliamphora is a bit lacking. One of these days I will work on it some more. I have never been to South America to really experience them in the wild .. maybe one day! So I can only comment on how they grow in nature from second hand research. Which although useful would restrict what a really great site on Heliamphora would need.

    The ones from Akopan and Chimanta will get a maroonish purple/red from pictures I have seen. As Martin points out they need LOTS of very intense light to get to a solid color. In cultivation however I find I have to balance light and temperature levels so the plants wont bake and fry.

    As for Ilu Tepui H. minor... I can only go on what information I have from Borneo Exotics where this batch of plants came from. Perhaps they are miss identified on location. I will have to check on it and see what Rob has to say.
    Tony

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    but before i goto sleep i cool down the soil with refreigerated water,

    i am so darn mad, i dont want them to die,

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    ok the black spots have appeared more and the new pitchers are turned brown/black too

    i think they are both dieing or already dead, gosh darn, i dont know what the heck i did wrong

    maybe it was the temps. or maybe it was the shipping shock that when i received them they were really shocked when i took em outa the box, god I AM SO MAD !!!!!!!

    i talked to jaie about it and he said to superthrive them,

    is it maybe cus of root rot? that i kept em in the tray of water? the humidity outside is ALWAYS 60% or higher

    but its weird, my cobra lily that likes the same temps and such is doing fine, i think its cus i maybe watered them too much??

    please help

    -stefano

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    ok i think i made mistakes,

    i sat them in trays filled with water,

    and also i think ontop i have been watering ontop of the crown

    at night, could i try using the fridge for them??

    my dad has another fridge in the garage which i have the meal worms and superthrive inside the shelfs so the mealworms can sleep and the ST wont attract ants as it did once, and since there are only drinks in there could i try to set the temps in the fridge to 55 or 60 degrees F

    and then put the pots in there over night??

    here is where i read it from

    [link]http://www.pitcherplant.com/care_sheets/heliam_care.html[/link]

    are there any chances these should live if i give them there conditions? but in the fridge im afraid there is no humidity, maybe i could put a cup over it and then put in the fridge?? or a plastic bag over the whole pot??

    any chances itll survive? thanks all for your help

    -stefano

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