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First Heliamphora seed TC

by coline » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:35 am

So, finally, after more than a half year of trying on countless places looking for seed and finding none available, and while I beleived my only heli at the time will not flower in years I was really hopeless... but then it happened, I got my first flower stalk on past june (Topic posted on it), and it did not work since I was not home at the precise moment to try pollination correctly. Then, maybe because temperatures got lower in winter, as usual, the plant made 2 more flower stalks, and they grew precisely on my vacation period, so I could make pollination correctly and striked on 2 of them. The seed pods grew in just a little more than a month, and past weekend I was surprised by their sudden oppening. Then the little backpart, only 12-14 seeds there were from the 2 pods, and today they went into TC, hope they grow well here! I'm also right now on the process of completing another cycle that took a whole year due to multiplications, H. nutans purchased in TC finally well aclimated and going out from the yars.

The plant in June
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September flowers
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February seed pod
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Seed pod a couple of weeks ago
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Seeds in TC
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H. nutans, this plant is the very last photo of this other topic: My Heliamphora TC
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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by Matt » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:33 pm

Good luck! I hope that they sprout and grow for you :)

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by coline » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:51 pm

I hope so too, they took too long developing to have a failure at the end. Kind of my nepenthes shoot introduction

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by Maiden » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:16 pm

Well done my friend :)

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by coline » Fri May 16, 2014 2:41 pm

And now, almost 2 months later I think, the very first one has sprouted, only 1, but since it is alive, I say it is success!

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by Sander » Fri May 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Nice, congratz!
What were the materials and methods used?

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by coline » Fri May 16, 2014 7:04 pm

Just a simple VFT seed dissinfection with plain 1/3MS

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by Sander » Fri May 16, 2014 8:37 pm

Thats great, thanks, please keep us (me?) posted :D

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Re: First Heliamphora seed TC

by coline » Fri May 16, 2014 9:37 pm

When I may take a decent photo of it I will post it.


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