User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: Dividing heliamphora

  1. #1
    homer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Puyallup, Washington USA
    Posts
    679
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question

    Ok everyone, this is my 2nd attempt at dividing one of my Heliamphora plants. My 1st attempt was last year, and it proved to be a success. This year I went for Gold and divided the sucker into 11 different plants.

    First, you can see the fragile root system. Suprisingly very few if any visable roots broke off during this process.


    I let them soak for 15 min in a 1/2 teaspoon / gallon mixture of Superthrive. (It didn't hurt things last year, so might as well use the stuff up I guess)


    Here are some of them being assigned to their pots.


    Finally, they are placed in my terrarium.


    I used a mixture of 1/2 LFS, 1/3 perlite, and the rest being pumice.

    It's been a week since these photo's were taken, and they are all doing well!! So, don't be afraid if you have a heterodoxa x minor and have a desire to divide it.

    Homer

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Mount Dora
    Posts
    350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What conditions do you gorw yours in (Humidtiy, Temp. light?). I have wanted a Heli. for a while but I am scared to spend the money and end up killing it.
    It's like walking out a door and discovering it's a window.

  3. #3
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,769
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulationsfor the successful division!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    2,154
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice, My last division did not work so well. I am glad yours did

  5. #5
    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    3,051
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's a nice looking H. heterodoxa x minor.
    It looks as if not all of the cuttings have a root system, is that correct?
    Good luck with all those cuttings.


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

  6. #6
    homer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Puyallup, Washington USA
    Posts
    679
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It looks as if not all of the cuttings have a root system, is that correct?
    Very true. Part of the reason why I divided the plant was to give the parent plant more room. It was getting very crowded. I made sure the cuttings that had few if no roots had a piece of live sphagnum moss at its base to anchor it. My hope is that the antibacterial capability, etc of the moss will give the cutting a nice environment to grow in. So far, so good

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What conditions do you gorw yours in (Humidtiy, Temp. light?).
    They are in a 50 gallon fish tank converted to a terrarium with a misting system. Two 40w fluorescent bulbs give them light(with a mylar backing to help). Humidity is kept real high, but not stagnant via the misting system. Temps get to the low 70s for a high and down to lower 60s at night this time of year. They seem very tolerant of temp fluctuations. You can see how I set it up Here

    Homer

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    S.California
    Posts
    339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice helis homer-
    http://Geocities.com/southerntropicals

    http://www.geocities.com/southerntro...rewstsmall.jpg
    Welcome to S O U T H E R N T R O P I C A L S the nepenthes and heliamphora garden.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    2,979
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very interesting, and nice N. spathulata in the picture from the link, too!


    Cheers,

    Joe

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •