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    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. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    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.

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    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.
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    Congratulationsfor the successful division!

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    Nice, My last division did not work so well. I am glad yours did

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    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.


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    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 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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    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

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    Nice helis homer-
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    Very interesting, and nice N. spathulata in the picture from the link, too!


    Cheers,

    Joe

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