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    Question My New Cephalotus Follicularis Hummer's Giant

    Hello everyone!

    I am just getting started with carnivorous plants, and wanted to share my new Cephalotus Follicularis with you. I am considering building a terrarium for it, but I haven't a clue where to begin. I would be extremely grateful for any info, advice or input.

    The gentleman I purchased it from had been growning it in a terrarium. There is a root growing out of the bottom of the pot, and was told that it would need repotted. Any repoitting tips would also be appreciated.

    This is such a wonderful plant, and I want to do everything I can to help it thrive, but I lack terrarium specific skills and want to be certain I repot it correctly. Thanks for taking the time to help a newbie!

    Here are links to some pictures of the plant:
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    Wow, that's a great looking Ceph! Although, Cephalotus isn't exactly a beginners plant. It likes to stay just moist and hates being waterlogged, or it will die back. But Cephs are good at coming back to life. They like bright light and like coolish temperatures. Don't worry too much about humidity. What are its current conditions?
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    Thank you so much for your prompt reply and comments!

    I'm currently keeping it with some of my orchids in a room with a 4' quad T8, as well as 4' x 2 T12 fluorescent fixtures for lighting. Temprature averages around 82 degrees in the day, 72 at night with 60-70% humidity. I placed it in an 8" plastic dish filled with rocks with rain water in the base, making sure the water wasn't touching the pot's base. I simply did this for the humidity factor thinking it needed high humidity from my research. Is this temprature range and light set up favorable?

    Thanks again for the help!!

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    Very nice. I think my little Cephalotus is starting to make some very large pitchers.
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    Eh, yeah, seems fine to me. And yeah, the rocks and water isn't really needed. :P
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    mmorehead, welcome to the forums. You are very lucky to get ahold of a Hummers Giant as one of your first plants. Your lighting sounds quite strong to me (I have 6 T5s) and your pitchers will probably grow smaller and develop a nice red coloration. From what I have read it seems the pitchers will be larger in less light, but of course it's a trade off between color and size to some extent. Mine are in the middle but have a very deep coloration that makes them look striking.

    Enjoy it! I mimic the watering method I use with my mexican pings. Simply put, I put about an inch of water in the tray and let it dry +1 day before watering again.

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    I would keep the Cephalotus in its current pot for the time being, since re-potting can often slow the plant's growth for a time, unless done very carefully (I have often had plants produce new growth points and plants from the rhizome emerging from the drainage holes of the pot); also, a good temperature drop at night will go a long way in keeping the finicky little plant healthy.

    I would have to agree that the current lighting is a bit over-kill and I would be very careful that the Cephalotus doen't overheat.

    Good luck . . .
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    Nice ceph!!! I love it, take good care of it. Those pitchers look big!

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