Barry Meyers-Rice (barry@mips3.as.arizona.edu)
Fri, 28 Oct 1994 11:58:05 -0700

Thanks for the U.menziesii info. I'm not sure why my plants are dying in

>>It is too hot in my greenhouse to grow this plant, so I store it

>How hot are we talking?

Air temperatures reach as high as 115--120 F (46--49 C). Since the humidity is
only about 60%, evaporative losses are high so soil temperatures are probably
significantly cooler. By invoking this cooling mechanism and mumbling
something only half-believable about microclimates, I wave my arms in the
air to explain why I can grow Heliamphora in such conditions!

>>It is only 3yrs old from seed and is fully acclimated to this

>Mine are the same age. Do you have any adult pitchers yet?

Not by a long shot! The largest pitchers are only 4--5 cm long!