Heliamphora cultivation

Ron Gagliardo (74002.1371@compuserve.com)
16 Aug 94 18:31:44 EDT

In yesterday's digest I read that Barry and Terry were growing some
Heliamphora under particularly warm conditions. Barry: Did your hybrids come
from Hungry Plants? If so, there seems to be some common thread. At the
Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) I grow some of the same clones along side our
Sarracenia. Humidity sometimes dips to less than 50%, and temperatures often
are 95 F or greater and they are in full sun most of the day! These are
definitely great conditions for Dionaea and Sarracenia, but Heliamphora? All
I can offer is that the plants were propagated by tissue culture and like a
lot of other TC plants we have, they are more vigorous, less fussy about
temperature, and beating the pants off of conventionally propagated material.
This rings true for Sarracenia, Dionaea, Pinguicula, Nepenthes, and Drosera! I
wonder if anyone has studied the phytohormone residue of TC plants long after
they leave the lab?
Speaking of lab, we are interested in receiving Nepenthes seed. If
successful, we will return the favor with a few flasks of plant material.
Send it to: Ron Gagliardo, c/o Atlanta Botanical Garden, Fuqua Conservatory,
P.O. Box 77246, Atlanta, GA 30357. Also, we have a few Nepenthes plants
available for trade, however, our wish list is pretty specific. Available
N. sanguinea 3-4" diameter plants with nice 1" pitchers
N. madagascariensis 2-3" diam.
N. veitchii 10-12" diameter plant (1 only)
N. maxima Male rooted cutting.
N. tomoriana 1-3" diameter plant (1 only)
N. lowii (1" diameter established seedlings)
N. fusca 4-6" diameter plants with 3-4 " pitchers
N. truncata 2" diameter plants, also a couple 5-6" diameter plants
N. ampullaria GREEN form. 8" diameter with 1" pitchers, basals starting

We are interested in obtaining:
N. northiana
N. petiolata
N. bongso
N. decurrens (is this the correct name?)
N. edwardsiana
N. clipeata
N. inermis
N. pectinata
N. spathulata
N. treubiana
N. other clones of our available plants above with data (ie. collection data,
seed data, etc.). I realize this is a tough list, but we have a lot of the
common material and we are starting to have success with some higher elevation
Speaking of Nepenthes, I am trying to locate a copy of the Oct. 1988 issue of
Nature Malayasiana with the nice Nepenthes article. Can anyone help?
Finally, is anyone on the cp network keeping Dendrobates frogs? We have been
known to trade nice plants for nice froggies!
Ron Gagliardo