I purchased two Heliamphora hybrids about 5 months ago. *They are growing outdoors in Honolulu in partial shade under the same conditions as some lowland/intermediate Nepenthes. *One is H. heterodoxa x minor, and the other is H. heterodoxa x ionasii. *Both are small plants with pitchers about 2 in. long. *Both are growing in LFS, top watered every other day or so, so the medium stays moist.
The H. heterodoxa x ionasii is surviving so far. *There are no more pitchers than when I got the plant, but the pitchers have grown larger.
The H. heterodoxa x minor pitchers were staying about the same size, and new pitchers were replacing the old ones that died. *So in the beginning it was in a holding pattern. *However, a couple of months ago I noticed that the new pitchers did not have nectar caps, and in recent weeks the pitchers have been dying off faster than new ones have been growing. *There are only about 6 pitchers left (it started with about 15). *I figure itís because the weather has been getting too warm because summer is approaching.
The high temperature during the day is now often in the high 80ís, and the low at night is in the mid-70ís. *(The relative humidity is in the 70ís or 80ís, so that shouldnít be a problem.) *I think the plants, especially the H. heterodoxa x minor, might need a cooler night temperature. *However, that would be difficult to provide. *Anyone have any thoughts on this?