Re: Heliamphora

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 17:34:47 GMT+1

Dear Paul,

you wrote:

>... Sorry to bother you...

No problem :-)

> but do you have any experience in germinating
> Heliamphora seed? If so, do you know what is best by way of soil
> type, temperature, watering, etc.?

I sowed Heliamphora on pure peat and had some luck. However
unfortunately they grow extremely slow and what is even worse
I lost at least 50% after the first transplant. In this early stage they
are very very delicate. Perhaps a more open soil makes transplanting
easier. Maybe that coconut stuff?
Sow and grow them in a cool humid environment with lots of light.
They seem to be dependent on light in order to germinate.

I had _much_ better luck sowing them in vitro ;-)

What kind of Heliamphora seeds do you have ;-)

All the best


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