Easy to Grow: Moderate to Challenging
Native Range: Summits of the cool Tepuis of Northeastern South America
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.