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Helis are doing well


Today I repotted my heliamphora heterodoxa x minor and pulchella because they were starting to run out of space in their communal pot.

My H. heterodoxa x minor a couple months ago, it arrived as a single division plant


and today



and my H. pulchella a couple months ago, it came with no roots and was a single division plant

and today

I am also doing a little experiment with it, I potted it up into a net pot

Great looking helis!
Awesome job Luca!! I hope that mine looks like that someday :p
Wonder how come I can't get helis to look like that.
Well done..
thanks everyone! mass, they seem to love very high humidity.
Beautiful helis. Wish I could grow these.
Good looking helis !

Here my plants :)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dals09/7394877386/" title="Heliamphora minor de dals009, sur Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7394877386_2104fdecb1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Heliamphora minor"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dals09/7394866396/" title="Heliamphora minor de dals009, sur Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7394866396_09904e0ebf.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Heliamphora minor"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dals09/7394855902/" title="Heliamphora minor de dals009, sur Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8167/7394855902_14d1641d64.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Heliamphora minor"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dals09/7394813092/" title="Heliamphora minor de dals009, sur Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7394813092_10c15fc67a.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Heliamphora minor"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dals09/7394802032/" title="Heliamphora minor de dals009, sur Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7394802032_ea644bde29.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Heliamphora minor"></a>
Beautiful little collection you've got there Maiden.
Update on the heterodoxa x minor to show you guys how much bigger it already is since the first update.
(and it just made it's biggest pitcher)



  • #10
Forgot this pic
  • #11
what media are you using? is that sphagnum, charcoal, perlite?
  • #12
Beautiful plants you have there :-O
  • #13
Thanks dyzio.

@pebes, mostly sphagnum with a bit of charcoal, perlite, orchid bark, and choir.
  • #14
looking good luca, u da helimeister

Ive used net pots for helis in the past, great for small ones but heli roots are too "adventurous"
The tend to wonder outside of the pot very quickly, dont really recommend them long term

but ymmv
  • #15
LOL helimeister. That's gonna be my avatar sig. The pulchella seems to do ok with the net pot for now. Once I make my Greenhouse though it will be upgraded to a bigger solid pot.
  • #16
pulchella would do better long term in a net pot than say folliculata, but (IMHO) in the case of heliamphora, I see no advantage to net pots
  • #17
Yea I mainly did it to save space, having a ten gallon tank an all :p
  • #18
Please stop this greatness. Your making me crave Helis. :drool: