(Sorry for my crap english, im learning right now) I repost my pictures here because i realise im takingover the av8t0r thread, and he deserve his own thread! Anyway, i cannot compete with my pictures lol. Butch's helis are perfect!
I grow then in 3 terra highlands. The main key for fast grown in my experience is the days/nights temps. I keep my terras at 21-23C, and the nights at 9-11C maximum. I follow this: m.viewweather.com/?id=7380239
The other big key is lightning vs temperature. I use 2x 48inches sunblaster tubes with nanotech reflector, at 3 inches over the plants. And i have a a/c just for them, with the air flux direct on the closed terras. I keep the relative humidity at 90%. And the soil is 25% peat moss 50% perlite 25% washed sand. Of course, i use only demineralized water. I feed my heliamphoras with dryed blood worms. I grind them and dust a bit each pitcher once a month. Grinding the food help bacteria digest them faster for the plants. I water all theses little guys 2-3 times a week from the top, with some drops in the pitchers. No standing water. And i play classical music cds 24/7 for them in a mini radio
Great! seems we're doing kind of the same treatment, only detail for me are temperatures, which are around the 20'sºC all day, going up on the day and a little down on nights. So I'm thinking about making a mister that would mist them on the peak heat hours of the day. Hope they would grow nicely here
Yes I'm planning to add more to the collection, right now I have some H. minor clones that I ordered in vitro, and later on I will buy some plants from wistuba and see how does it go. Also I want to experiment growing them on my other house up 1500m above sea level with much more light and lower temperatures.
Even so, I'm still waiting for my plant to get the red color, your's are simply great!
I repeat! Gorgeous plants!! Mine is still green, well, in pure sunlinght, right now, I think that because of the big travel, the TC plants have died, except H. nutans, which I still have some, and growing! (In vitro)