Heliamphora minor

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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 12 reviews
Long bloom time

My plant has a bloom that has lasted almost one year (minus one month). Is this unusual? I have never seen one bloom last 3 months let alone 11 months.

John Thomason

nice little divisions. Came healthy and faster than expected. Recommended

Bryce Johnson
Heliamphora looked great!!

Very healthy H. minor shipped carefully. Acclimated very well.

Roger Cain
Heliamphora minor Pitcher Plants

Received my items as ordered, shipped very well, and looking good. Thank you.

Chitrak Gupta
Very cute pitchers

This is a special plant and needs a lot of care. I received very healthy potted plants. They are doing well as I write this review. Hoping to keep them going and thriving.

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