Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:59 am
California Carnivores created this cross a few years ago. This plant combines the tolerant, fast-growing nature of the tall H. tatei with the shapely elegance of the short H. pulchella. The result is fantastic! It kind of looks like a shorter ionasi(i) This plant is very vigorous and fast growing for a heli. Grown under intense light, the result is a really dark red coloring, almost purple, while under lower light the pitchers are green with nice red venation. Regardless of what light it is grown under, pitchers color up over time. Another great characteristic of this cross is its extremely long-lasting pitchers. I still have pitchers on this plant that are over a year old! Also, I've found that this plant doesn't mind a peaty mix, unlike my other helis. My only complaint is that they made it with the Cerro Duida form of H. tatei- I think if they made it with the Cerro Huachamachare form or the Cerro Marahuaca form the result would be interesting because it may form a short stem, like the tateis from those tepuis.