Some Heliamphora pitchers dying

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Some Heliamphora pitchers dying

by ZackNJ » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:56 pm

Is it normal for some of the heliamphora pitchers to die after planting them? My helis arrived in great condition from overseas but now some of the pitchers are turning yellow/brown and some are shriveling up. I have them in a terrarium.

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Re: Some Heliamphora pitchers dying

by hackerberry » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:00 pm

Yes, it is normal. They are very slow growers so don't give up on them even if you don't see much growth going on.

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Re: Some Heliamphora pitchers dying

by ToadlyCool » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:24 am

Yeah i think its pretty normal, just due to stress from shipping, but its still quite depressing :\ With mine the pitchers that were slightly discoloured or had speckles died off in the first 2 weeks or so (its kind of a long death process). Also i found that little sections die but the rest survives, so yeah, expect a few casualties...Heres a series of pictures i took over about a month from when i got them. They arent as nicely coloured now (in my opinion) but there is new growth and they are a pretty bright green colour with bits of red which is good. I plan on giving better lighting some day to restore this colour :) I did manage to get 2 plants out of 1 though as a bit snapped off when i first got them :D

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