Thumbs up to John for growing heliamphora in thought-to-be impossible conditions. This just goes to show that as growers, we should try to get plants to adapt to our growing conditions rather than trying to mimic every aspect of the natural environment. Honestly, my Heli's start sulking at 26-27, I can't even imagine a heli in 30 degree temperatures ha.
Funny thing is, I have some bicalcarata that did fine in 18 Celsius during the winter even though they very warm growing plants.
The funny thing is I got some helies from john, the same plants he grew in his g/h but they still die at 22'c.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2015 17:18:17 GMT -5 by lucanidae
I guess there are many factors that come in play that all contribute to the growth of a plant. Everybody's growing conditions are never the exact same, and there might be slight variations such as potting medium.
hey john... how much light is optimal for the average heli? same as VFT?
Hi sorry for late reply, helis like loads of light, but temps cool, not easy to do , very much so here in my State in AU, but yer look there a very hardy plant, just don't like sudden temp rise or drop , take as much like as u can give them , but many specie do do a few strange things in cultivation, so probly if in full sun about 70% light with cool air over them under lights full strength as Maiden dose
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 25, 2016 23:59:24 GMT -5
as far as plant dying in peoples G/h or other areas from importing or shipping plants, ,with many plants the sudden diffident micro climate can cause unwanted stress to the plants ,as they were use to , not all ways but mainly with specie that seem to be affected more, having over 40 years growing experience don't all ways help in these matters i get caught out to many times , just how it happens , but with experience you do see the sign's a lot easier , fixing it is a whole new ball game that's where the 40 yrs comes in
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