Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor

John Yates

Carnivorous Plant Addict
interesting pot Will :) , I remember mine got quite large and thought it mite have been miss named because of its adult size , unfortunately lost it in one of our bad summers long time back , mite have to do the cross again one day .
 

ekmek

Plant
Hate to bump an old thread, but how simple are these to grow? I absolutely love how aliens heli's look but the highland temp requirements I see everywhere has deterred me as I mainly grow lowland plants :p
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
I don't tend to go too far outside home conditions for my plants.
For my Heli's, I use a plastic terrarium, lights, two little fans timed with the lights and they do reasonably well. They are on the floor, a good 4-6" further from the lights to keep the temperature down.
So you don't have to go high tech although the best growers do with amazing results.
 

WillyCKH

CPSC Moderator
Staff member
Hate to bump an old thread, but how simple are these to grow? I absolutely love how aliens heli's look but the highland temp requirements I see everywhere has deterred me as I mainly grow lowland plants :p
They are not hard to keep, the main thing is the temperature drop at night. If you can manage to have a drop of 5°C or higher at night, I find that they don't mind a warmer day temperature at all.
 
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