My first Heliamphora! Crossing fingers it does well in intermediate conditions!
Tiny Heliamphora minor showing straw-like immature pitchers. December 2020
I'm so excited for my first Heliamphora! This tiny species is one of the few Heliamphora that are occasionally found at lower elevations surrounding the sky-high tepuis and reportedly do well in intermediate conditions. I received this in trade from a friend and am crossing fingers that it adapts well! My conditions have only a modest drop in temperature at night, so we will see if we manage to get mature pitchers and if there is success long-term. Sometimes you don't know until you try it!
Current Growing Conditions: Warm Intermediate Terrarium Light: ~160 PPFD or 8930 Lux under 4000K LED shoplights Humidity: ~90% night and 67% day Temperature: ~68F night and 85F day Water: Moist but not wet Potting Mix: 50% long fibered sphagnum moss 50% perlite Fertilizer: MaxSea (1/4 tsp/gallon) every other week into pitchers and lightly spray leaves Additional Notes: Immature pitchers thin and straw-like