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 :
He has a lots of Heliamphora pictures...
There is a German homepage about Heliamphora from someone who started to specialise in tepui carnivorous plants....
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 :-)
PS : here you can find some pictures of my Heliamphora :
(Edited by Martin at 10:23 am on May 14, 2002)