Heliamphora huberi will take the place of Heliamphora neblinae in my terrarium. I could not get this plant to look like the photos from Wistuba’s website (see links above), and to be honest, I have yet to see a cultivated specimen that looks like this. I’m not a collector, and my growing space is narrow, so this very nice and tough plant will be enjoyed by another grower.
The pitchers have come at a rate of roughly one per month, and this is the first one with a perfectly flared opening. Everything on it is elegance and subtlety, from the shape to the colors down to the tiny hairs. Heliamphora are definitely a class of their own. I think I will have to make room for another one. 😀
There it is, the first mature pitcher! It always is a milestone in Heliamphora cultivation.
The little plant arrived in July 2017, with at least five short but fleshy roots and a couple of juvenile pitchers. A year after, it has settled, and is making a new pitcher every month. I’m waiting for the first mature one.
*Looking out over the forest towards Cerro Avispa our furthest (on the return journey through 8,600 sq miles of pristine forest – no people at all), and Cerro de Neblina (2,994 m – the double peak in the right pan of the video) from a rock outcrop on the Rio Yatua, just before sunrise.