your replies to my inquiry and sorry for my late reply?.
It seems that Christopher is lucky to
have the right mediterranean climate for Helicodiceros.
Dan?s experience seem to indicate that
successful growth under artificial light is not possible.
The different experiences with the
hardiness in zone 6 made by Steve, Tony and Jim W. might have to do with
the very growing conditions. Growing it on a sloped bank in JimW.?s case
might help to keep it dryer in the cold season and the necessity of hot
summers as indicated by Tony might be another important
I live in zone
7 (near Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany) and planted some small offsets
outside last autumn and will see what comes out of it this spring, but
having a cold winter with frost down to ?15 °C (5 °F) I do not expect
comments about growing it in a cold greenhouse, seem to show that those
conditions are not suitable to bring Helicodiceros to bloom in cold
might be possible.
You might have a look at this site:
From the pictures it looks like a cold
wintergarten and I hope that I can give my plants similar
This season I
used deep pots and a rich organic based potting mix as recommended by
the culturesheet description and the plants never looked so good before
From my initial request there is one point still in
Helicodiceros need the colder temperatures for the switch from
vegetative to generative growth, in other words, is there a cold
requirement for the induction of
Still curious, and thanks again to all of you who