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    They live on high Mountains in S. America.

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    Wonderfull! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Highland plants=perfect!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I have highland nepenthes growing in my room, a Heli should be no problem. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Do helis share there home with Nepenthes?
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    No, there are no nepenthes in South America. The temperatures are compatible, but heliamphora come from wetter, more humid climates.

    As far as watering goes, I do not let mine sit in standing water, but I keep them wet. In a humid terrarium, this isn't too difficult.

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    Yes, somebody put them on a tray system and they rotted away!
    I think I will water them a from the top of the pot a few times a week(or more if they get too dry) I will also use my Nep adjusting method. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    Heliamphora come from South America. Nepenthes come from the other side of the world. Heliamphora are much less adaptable in my opinion and don't tolerate low humidity or high temperatures like a highland Nepenthes will. How well they will do for you personally will depend on the environment on your windowsill. No two windowsills are alike.. so to speak so it is impossible to give specific advice except they like VERY high humidity and cool temperatures and very bright light. If you would like to attempt growing them on a windowsill then go ahead. Just watch very carefully for signs of dehydration. They recover very poorly from such stress.

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    Well, my windowsill gets around 8hrs of sunlight if that helps......
    Then its very bright on there all through the day. So I think the sunlight issue is fine. Thanks very much Tony! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] But, there are people on this forum that grow them fine on windowsills(I think Homer is one) so I will contact them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] For the temperatures, I would be lying if I said that England is a hot country, warm summers with chilly/cold winters(though my house is heated in winter) Tempearature is fine too, no?
    Humidity might be a bit of an issue, but I am confident that they will adjust.
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    The biggest problem you wil have growing indoors is that Heliamphora want a big difference between day and night temperatures. We tend to run our houses with more or less the same temperatures night and day. Here in the UK the daytimes are currently in the mid to high 20s (indoors maybe slightly less), whereas a normal house windowsil will only drop by a few degrees at night (say 25C in the day and 21C at night). You really want a noticeable drop well below 20C to keep them happy in the long run. Ideally they get night temperatures of around 12-15C, and then day temps of around 24-26C. But as you have no other option give it a go and see how they do (I know someone who grow Nepenthes rajah quite well on a windowsil over here in the UK so maybe some houses can just about accommodate more fussy highlanders). They will get by for a while without this drop, but in the long run will deteriorate.

    I also suggest that you water them from overhead once a day. It rains one heck of a lot where they grow (the highest waterfall in the world tumbles over the side of one of the mountains where they grow, and all that water comes from somewhere...). You don't have to leave the water sitting under the pot, but daily watering will keep the leaves and soil fresh and avoid rot from stagnation. If you have to repot them, use live sphagnum moss and maybe mix in some perlite.

    Incidentally I grow all of my helis on the tray stystem including in winter and they do fine as long as the soil stays fresh by getting flushed through with fresh water via regular overhead waterings.

    Good luck.

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    Since Homer is not available at the moment, I will attest to you he does NOT grow his on a windowsill. He has his in a terrarium that recieves a misting during the day. The overhead mist falls directly on his two heliamphoras.

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