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CP Heliamphora

This is a discussion on CP Heliamphora within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Is anyone familiar with growing these? I have been browsing through some awesome photos....

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    Is anyone familiar with growing these? I have been browsing through some awesome photos.

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    I had to do a search to see what it was lol .
    I don't have that one just easy types , a butterwort , sundew, and a pitcher type from a box store , also 2 Neps.
    Been thinking about setting up a 10 gallon aquarium with the small ones in it . Right now they are here and there Gin

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    The reason I ask is I am thinking of setting up a terrarium with a few carnivorous plants, mosses, small broms and ferns and then getting a few poison dart frogs for added colour. I've been doing some searching around and found a great resource in Mass. The Hels are interesting as they are related to pitchers. One concern I have though is the frogs vs. carnivorous plants.

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    I had to do a search to see what it was lol .
    I don't have that one just easy types , a butterwort , sundew, and a pitcher type from a box store , also 2 Neps.
    Been thinking about setting up a 10 gallon aquarium with the small ones in it . Right now they are here and there Gin

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    I go to that site and look bet if you e mail them they would know if it would work, my concern would be the frogs digging up the CPs . How much humidity can the frogs take ? G

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    Also very late, but Heliamphora are awesome CPs! The pictures you find really don't do them justice. And since they're very slow-growing, they can be a very rewarding plant. Once established, they also grow into very impressive specimen plants, esp. with a soil topdressing of LFS. I've inlcuded a photo of my little H. minor. It's a species plant which I've found fairly easy to grow - bright windowsill, distilled water, an ant or mosquito here and there for food. There are plenty of great online resources for anyone who's interested, as with all CPs. Highly recommended!!





    This plant is only about a year old, and won't be putting out mature pitchers for another few years. Someday....

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    How does it do what it does? Where do you stick the 'squito?

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    Keep in mind that this plant is a tiny tiny baby, but each of the little green tubes you see is a pitcher. In the young plants, they're not very well developed, but any bug that goes into them becomes fertilizer haha. I think you can just barely make out the shadows of a few small meals in the pitchers in the photos above. There's a link below to a pretty good photo which shows a young H. minor like mine going from juvenile to adult pitchers. It's a pretty startling transition. You can see some of the smaller pitchers in the top right. The little ones are pretty well dwarfed by the adult pitchers. They've got to be one of the best looking plants I've ever seen, even among CPs, which are all pretty neat looking plants. Just a bit slow-growing and temperamental.

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/wb.sherren/other/minor.jpg

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    Aaron - there is a neat store in Nashua that has some pretty dart frogs.
    And there are some great forums that really combine terrarium growing and dart frog info.
    Also there's Tindo.... :c)
    And someone is OUT of my Mexipedium.... *sobbing*

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