Heliamphora minor var. pilosa
Our most spectacular introduction since N. edwardsiana.
It has been eagerly expected by many and despite it small size by many is regarded as the most beautiful and spectacular of all Heliamphoras!
The hair on both, the outside and inside of the pitchers make this taxon absolutely uniqe within the genus.
Very limited supply. Only a few plants available in 2012.
Due to this fact, these will be sold only in combination with orders of substantial size (order volume minimum additional EUR 250,-). First come, first serve.
As most Heliamphoras this species needs lots of light, cool nights and does not like permanent misting. The plants can be grown in various peaty mixes, however many growers prefer pure living Shagnum-moss. In recent times dead Sphagnum of very high quality from Chile and New-Zealand became widely available. A mix of such moss with horticultural-grade Perlite, a bit of good quality peat-moss and pinebark-choppings makes an excellent mix. However, when using Sphagnum-moss, it’s important to allow for a good drainage as otherwise, Sphagnum has the tendency to rot quickly. Please note, that all Heliamphoras require good illumination. They can, however easily be grown indoors under fluorescent tubes as long as they are close to the lights and temparature requirements can be met. Many growers in fact prefer to grow them in terrariums under fluorescent tubes from cultivatiing Heliamphora in the greenhouse.