Hay Brad me old friend , may bee less of the old ha ha ha , just a Ozzie welcome term mate , didnt know you were in here too they like the focus fert, is what I use and I put a bit of sea weed fert liquid in as well just a bit they seem to like it , had to protect them from sun this summer dew to it extreme intensity this summer sun here ,why looking so green, now its cooled off i got some colour back into them.
Post by amanitovirosa on May 30, 2015 21:06:38 GMT -5
...hello Snapperhead, thanks for posting more pics of your collection. Heliamphora in a greenhouse???, hmm, I thought they liked cooler temps. I would not put any of mine in my greenhouse where temps will probably reach, or surpass 35 degrees Celcius.
Post by snapperhead51 on May 30, 2015 22:12:48 GMT -5
well there very hardy plants and my temps get well above that here in summer even with water cooling air con , as out side tepms get well over 40c regularly for weeks at a time , last year i recoded temps in mid Jan of 56c + out side the G/H & between the house and unit out back , it got that hot is stuffed the led screen on my dig thermometer it totally blacked out , and as u see the helis are ok ,just need that good amount or high air flow to combat it . and resolvable humidity up from 50%
Post by snapperhead51 on May 31, 2015 4:53:19 GMT -5
O yes that's me , Sofie was great to do the TV show with ,she was so impressed with the plants and what I was doing she brought all her 5 kids back a few days later to show them the pants ,they were all stocked as
There must be something about the Australian climate that the Heliamphora love. I visited Geoff Mansell of Exotica Plants in Queensland a decade ago and his greenhouse of mature, flowering Heliamphora were breath taking. I know there is a big difference between Adelaide and almost tropical Queensland, but your Heliamphora are just as impressive. One thing Geoff couldn't grow was Darlingtonia. I'd gladly give up the Darlingtonia for the Nepenthes and Heliamphora you can grow in Australia.
Post by snapperhead51 on Jun 1, 2015 2:37:27 GMT -5
lucanidae, well that sucks !! u must be in AU if you got a heli from me from ebay I amuse! , where are you ? , may be we can problem solve on here ? i find many inputs usually finds the problems,good on here as other to see have input on things as well ., as i realy dont think 22c will have killed your plants is my thinking , as Geoff grows his in over that temp very well too .and mine get way hotter then that , what is your name! if u dont want to say here just pm me ok John
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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