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    probably an old topic, but I just ordered two heliamphora x's and I have lent my cp book out. What is a good solid medium for this plant, as well as growing conditions. I have most of my sars in direct light outside....

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    I use 50/50 perlite to live sphagnum.
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    My favorite is two parts perlite to one part peat.


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    no no no!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    1/3 perlite, 1/3 sphagnum moss, 1/3 coconut husk chips and a touch of peat to hold it all together..

    Place into greased baking pan and cook for 30min at 350 DOH sorry was making brownies while replying.

    Seriously though:
    Well drained but yet loose and airy, which any of the mentioned formulas are. And I am sure other growers can add more variations which fit the bill.
    As for other conditions:
    Bright light, high humidity, cool nights
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    ps Don't go baking your potting mix as it would likely catch on fire!
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    Oooooh, I want to compare recipes!!! >;-D


    LFS:Perlite:Bark:Charcoal:Gro-Coir [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

    Plus I like to top dress with milled sphagnum and little pieces of live sphag here and there to start it off with. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]
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    Lightbulb

    Gro-Coir, what is that?

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    tony, that was funny, you had me going quite a bit! I am thinking of starting the heliamphora inside under lights first to get a feel and get them started, then taking them outside in a shaded area first, then to full sun. Humidity is not a problem cooler nights may be.

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