Heliamphora nutans

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Heliamphora nutans


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Heliamphora nutans is native to the Tepuis of South America and was the first species of Heliamphora to be discovered in 1838. It prefers cool daytime temperatures and a well-draining growing media that is low in nutrients. The carnivorous pitchers produce downward pointing hairs that force prey farther into the traps.


Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant with immature pitchers 1 to 2 inches long, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.

Growing requirements

Light: Full sun
Growing media: Long-fiber sphagnum moss or peat, perlite and sand
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, fertilizer such as Osmocote may be added to pitchers sparingly
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 65-80°F during the day, 10°F drop at night preferred but not necessary
Dormancy period: None

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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1 review for Heliamphora nutans

  1. Travis Epply (verified owner)

    This is the first plant I’ve purchased from curious plants, I usualy get from eBay, or someone from a Facebook group, well let me say, I’m am very pleased. It was packaged very good, looks exactly like the one in the photo, looks healthy, robust and happy, I’m happy, I potted it and it’s in a happy place, it was very worth the price, and I’ll be buying from here again, maybe even buying only from here.

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