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By KissMegan
Posts:  660
Joined:  Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:07 am
#250803
Has anyone seen this? I could've sworn a week ago this was going to turn into a flower stalk and now it's this weird pitcher thing
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This is what it looked like a week ago.
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Go home heli flower stalk thing you're drunk Image

Oh gosh! Just noticed the same thing on the heli next to it...

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Could this be because I moved them out from under a t5ho setup to a vegetative growth led???
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By Nancy
Posts:  230
Joined:  Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm
#250813
I doubt it's anything that you did or didn't do unless someone with lots more experience says otherwise.

Mine did the same thing yours are doing before they pushed up they're first flower stalk. Since this is my first experience with Heli's flowering (currently have 5 mature Heli's in bloom...) I wasn't sure what that "mutated" looking growth was. I just kept giving them the best of care possible and sure enough, few weeks later they all popped up flower stalks!

Am actually hoping someone with a lot more experience can say what that growth is cause I'm also wondering and curious..............
By chevyguy8893
Posts:  413
Joined:  Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:32 am
#250816
I can't say for sure what that growth is exactly, but one of mine did that two or three weeks before sending up a scape as well. The scape emerged from a different point on the plant when it did finally flower. I never looked to see if my others did that before flowering though. Anyway, like Nancy said, I doubt it was anything you did. Mine has certainly showed no signs of stress after sending up the mutated pitcher.
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By KissMegan
Posts:  660
Joined:  Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:07 am
#250817
Nancy wrote:I doubt it's anything that you did or didn't do unless someone with lots more experience says otherwise.

Mine did the same thing yours are doing before they pushed up they're first flower stalk. Since this is my first experience with Heli's flowering (currently have 5 mature Heli's in bloom...) I wasn't sure what that "mutated" looking growth was. I just kept giving them the best of care possible and sure enough, few weeks later they all popped up flower stalks!

Am actually hoping someone with a lot more experience can say what that growth is cause I'm also wondering and curious..............
I just found out its called a bract pitcher and it's really common in helis haha. It's definitely strange but super cool too :)
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By Nancy
Posts:  230
Joined:  Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm
#250834
KissMegan wrote:Right haha!! I was like I swear a week ago it was for sure a flower. Definitely odd but as long as they're healthy I don't mind :)
Now you have a flower to look forward to in the near future :D
By Astral_Revenant
Posts:  110
Joined:  Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:16 pm
#250903
Lovely sun pitchers. The bract pitcher looks like the missing link between the sun pitchers & regular ones. Hopefully you get a flower stalk out of the bract one. I remember the savage garden book, mentioning this one rare sun pitcher, thought to be the link between the above. ;)
By katya_dog1
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
#250923
Very nice helis, Megan.
By KissMegan
Posts:  660
Joined:  Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:07 am
#251039
Astral_Revenant wrote:Lovely sun pitchers. The bract pitcher looks like the missing link between the sun pitchers & regular ones. Hopefully you get a flower stalk out of the bract one. I remember the savage garden book, mentioning this one rare sun pitcher, thought to be the link between the above. ;)
Haha I hope I get some flowers too :) really looking forward to it
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