Like toothy Nepenthes, pubescent Heliamphora have a special place in the heart of collectors. Wistuba’s Auyán clone 3 of Heliamphora minor var. pilosa boasts a remarkable red-brown color, and combined with that signature indumentum, it looks striking. Interestingly, the outer hairs are hirsute, while the inner ones are strigose – short, stiff and adpressed, all pointing towards the bottom of the pitchers, to help with catching prey.

  • Source: Andreas Wistuba (clone #3) ; plant originating from Auyán Massif, Venezuela
  • Environment: terrarium placed close to a south-facing, blinded window
  • Temperature: from 10°C at night to 25°C during the day in the coldest months ; from 15°C to 32°C in the warmest months
  • Light: two 4000K 12W LED bars with reflector, located 50 cm above the plant, alight 12 hours a day ; occasional shaded sunlight in the morning from October to April
  • Soil: kanuma, live green sphagnum moss topping, in a planter made of compacted tree fern roots
  • Watering: daily mistings of demineralized water on the sphagnum moss

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