Helicodiceros muscivorus

Hi All,

I was wondering if anybody out there has had any luck growing
Helicodiceros muscivorus or knows of any sources for this plant. Like
Dracunculus, it is native to Corsica and Sardinia; very hard to
duplicate this Mediterranean climate in culture unless you live in
Southern California, or have a climate controlled greenhouse it seems. 
I have a few, but as winter approaches, I am beginning to get paranoid
about losing them to the elements in my 'cold frame' greenhouse here on
the central Oregon coast. Mine plants never did that well this growing
season and would be interested in learning the cultural conditions that
other growers of Helicodiceros are using. 

Hopefully in the future, we can have cultural information for all genera
and most species linked to the IAS home page. This would sure prove to
be an invaluable tool for all of us.

Here is a URL that you might enjoy regarding this plant:


Thanks in advance for any cultural advice & source information on this
plant. I don't hold out much hope that Helicodiceos is widely cultivated
but it's worth a shot.  

Kind Regards,


Doug Burdic

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