A month or so ago, I decided to set up a small, 2.5 gallon tank in my office to display my small Heliamphora collection. So far, my four little plants have really liked it. The Heliamphora pulchella has put out a couple new pitchers and the Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor is following suit.
The tank is a standard 2.5 gallon fish tank with a glass cover. It is lit by an aquarium light which came with it on a 12 hour timer. I’m not sure of the lumens or Kelvin temperature of the bulb or lights, but, so far, the plants seem to like it. (It appears a bit bluer than the T5s). The back and one side of the tank is covered in mylar, which you can see above. Temperatures range from 60 at night (the constant temperature of the office) to, I’m guessing, somewhere around 75 during the day.
I’d love to add a few little tepui Drosera, Utricularia or Genlisea to the collection to change it up a little bit. I do have a D. esmeraldae, which I’ll try to get a couple leaf cuttings started on, but it would be great to get some D. roraimae, or another slightly easier Drosera, to add in. The only thing is that I have to keep this tank small because I don’t have that much room in this tank.