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    Hi all
    Hope someone can help me. I bought my helia. in march as a seedling, and it had typical seedling pitchers. Now however it has produced an adult pitcher, but is just an inch high. Is this common? I have it in a terrarium with a 20 watt flour. bulb, it's growing in LFS and I mist it every evening. It doesn't sit in water. It's a perfect pitcher, just small, and though I won't complain if my Helia. stays small, I was hoping for something a little bigger. Can I expect future pitchers to grow bigger as it matures? Thanks for your help, Jack
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    The pitchers will get sequentially larger, each will be bigger than the next but it takes a little time to get large pitchers. Patience is key with these guys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Heliamphora are very slow growing. You can compare growth rate of one to an Ultrahighland Nepenthes! You will get a gradual increase in size like Pyro stated and sometime it will put on a beautiful show of flowers! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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