Heliamphora minor


Easy to Grow: Moderate to Challenging
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Summits of the cool Tepuis of Northeastern South America
Zones: 9-11

Heliamphora minor or the Lesser Sun Pitcher is a low, compact grower, producing red tinted, green cylindrical urn-shaped pitchers with small dark red nectar spoons. The traps are short, broad, and slightly sweet in fragrance. They can develop to a bright red in full sun. It forms nice clump colonies. The scent-less bell-shaped flowers are typically bright white and pink. They bloom anytime during the year. H. minor is a highland plant preferring consistently cool and humid conditions, and loose well drained soil. It is native to the Auyan and Cerro la Luna Tepuis. In cultivation, these plant do well in a terrarium in an air-conditioned room under bright light. Fluorescent or LED plant lights with timers on 14 hours/day is recommended.

Our plant from this lineage won First Place in the MACPS Plant Show on November 12, 2022. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific Heliamphora minor for sale.

Height: 2"- 6"
Plant Type: Perennial, Tropical, Highland
Soil: Nepenthes Mix works well.
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in terrariums and cool greenhouses.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Happy Heliamphora

Arrived in stellar condition and acclimated quickly. Stunning specimen. Top-notch packaging.

David Frings
Great, high quality plant!

I recently purchased a nice specimen of Heliamorpha minor in a 4 inch pot. The specimen was top notch as described by the business and arrived in great shape. They answered all of my questions both before and after the purchase in a timely manner. They even told me to let them know if I had more questions about the care since Heliamorpha can be a little tricky to set up properly.

Healthy plant, well packaged.

I received a very well wrapped plant with healthy roots and actively growing. It transferred easily to my terrarium and is growing. Plant is remarkably more resilient than the literature says, and is actively growing just after transplantation.

Carter Schartz
Great deal

It arrived in great condition and was much bigger than I expected

Ken Hassen
Heliamphora minor

Arrived very well protected from any possible shippling danage. Both plants are from healthy stock and are doing well!

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