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    A question to anyone who has found success with Heliamphora -

    Do you provide them with insects? If so, what kinds? And, do you fertilize them with chemicals (foliarly or otherwise) as suggested by some sources?

    - Patrick
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    From what I know, chemicals: big no-no fro cps. But you could always try with the dilutest of the dilute... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Adding fertilizer foliarly to a Heliamphora (Or most CPs for that matter) can be beneficial. However it's easy to over-do it with disastrous results.

    So I would only try it when:
    A: you know what you're doing. and
    B: the plant isn't in stress already. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Good luck.
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    Okay, I'll avoid the foliar feeding.

    So, people who keep Helies, what do you do for insects?
    Newnan (Atlanta), GA
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    i've heard of people putting blood meal in the pitchers.

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    Hi all:

    I either add a few drops of non-fat milk in the pitchers once every 2-3 months or one osmocote pellet per pitcher. My plants are very happy with it.


    Gus

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    i feed my heliamphora minor fireflies. if you have loose soil or a loose top dressing, you can watch the final blinks of this midnight flyer.

    actually, i feed all my pitcher plants(heliamphora, cephalotus, nepenthes, sarracenia) fireflies. they seem to react quite well to them. ever seen a cephalotus put out a pitcher and open in five days? i have.

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    I put freeze-dried blood worms in the pithers. Just a few per week at most. No negative results have been noticed. The plants are doing very well.

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