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    Mine is inside, but the comon name for it, "Australian Pitcher Plant.

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    Hi Barracuda,

    I don't have much trouble growing my Cephalotus plants. Here are my coditions (I'm certainly no expert):

    Plants are inside near a West-facing window. Temps range 60 to 85F. Potted in 80% #3 perlite and 20% peatmoss. I use tall pots in shallow saucers. Allow saucers to dry, before refilling. Almost forgot, they receive some supplemental light from fluorescent lights in a small adjacent terrarium.

    This works for me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (killerplantsguy @ Oct. 31 2005,1:00)]Hi Barracuda,

    I don't have much trouble growing my Cephalotus plants. Here are my coditions (I'm certainly no expert):

    Plants are inside near a West-facing window. Temps range 60 to 85F. Potted in 80% #3 perlite and 20% peatmoss. I use tall pots in shallow saucers. Allow saucers to dry, before refilling. Almost forgot, they receive some supplemental light from fluorescent lights in a small adjacent terrarium.

    This works for me,
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    Help! I suspect my Cephalotus is having problems. It looks as though new pitchers are turning brown before the pitcher can mature. I had this once before with a Ceph and it eventually died.

    I live near Chicago. When the season is warm, I grow it outside in partial shade and take it in only when the weather gets hot. It seems to do fine out there. When the harsh Midwest winter begins to approach, I take it in and leave it in a South window terrarium. The light hitting the terrarium is difused through shear curtains and the top of the terrarium is partially covered to maintain some humidity, but avoid heat build up. I would guess the avarage daily temperature is high 70's (F) to somewhere in the 80s. Night temperature is probably around mid to high 60s.

    There is water sitting in the base of the terrarium so that all the other CP's are in one big tray system. But Ceph and some Heliamphora are sitting in their own tray which I let go dry between waterings. When I do water the Ceph tray, I only give it about a quarter of an inch.

    I don't feed or fertilize the Ceph. I don't know what the growing mix is because I bought it from a CP supplier. I suspect the medium has perlite in it and is airy, but again I'm not certain.

    I wondered if it wasn't getting cool enough at night, but I've noticed others on the forum growing Ceph without especially cool nights.

    I've lost another Ceph last year in the terrarium, and I'm wondering if it could be the humidity. Perhaps it caused a fungal problem? Could it be SCDS as mentioned here: Ceph FAQ ?

    For the time, I might keep my plant out of the terrarium. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I'm new to this forum and I was delighted to stumble across it. There's some great stuff here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ Oct. 31 2005,5:33)]Anyone grow Cehp's outside? Where do they grow in the wild?

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    I do, but it grows very slowly for me. I also know that Capslock grows his out on his back porch and its absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (agviz @ Nov. 20 2005,5:05)]Help! I suspect my Cephalotus is having problems. It looks as though new pitchers are turning brown before the pitcher can mature. I had this once before with a Ceph and it eventually died.

    I live near Chicago. When the season is warm, I grow it outside in partial shade and take it in only when the weather gets hot. It seems to do fine out there. When the harsh Midwest winter begins to approach, I take it in and leave it in a South window terrarium. The light hitting the terrarium is difused through shear curtains and the top of the terrarium is partially covered to maintain some humidity, but avoid heat build up. I would guess the avarage daily temperature is high 70's (F) to somewhere in the 80s. Night temperature is probably around mid to high 60s.

    There is water sitting in the base of the terrarium so that all the other CP's are in one big tray system. But Ceph and some Heliamphora are sitting in their own tray which I let go dry between waterings. When I do water the Ceph tray, I only give it about a quarter of an inch.

    I don't feed or fertilize the Ceph. I don't know what the growing mix is because I bought it from a CP supplier. I suspect the medium has perlite in it and is airy, but again I'm not certain.

    I wondered if it wasn't getting cool enough at night, but I've noticed others on the forum growing Ceph without especially cool nights.

    I've lost another Ceph last year in the terrarium, and I'm wondering if it could be the humidity. Perhaps it caused a fungal problem? Could it be SCDS as mentioned here: Ceph FAQ ?

    For the time, I might keep my plant out of the terrarium. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I'm new to this forum and I was delighted to stumble across it. There's some great stuff here!

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    I would say it is probably a fungus or mold. Check the growth point and other parts of it, and look for either something gray and fuzzy or something white or fuzzy. If you find either one of these, it is a fungal/mold infection. I suspect due to lack of air circulation your Ceph might have mold or fungus. Let me know what you find.
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    I've had my Ceph for a few weeks now and it seems to be settling in pretty well. I grow it in a grow chamber with some Neps and a few sundews. Temps hover between 80 and 90 degrees and the humidity isn't usually more than 40 - 50%, which hopefully won't be bad for my Ceph in the long run. It grows under 61 watts of flourescent light (some tube, some compact) and it's on the tray system for watering.

    Like I said, I haven't had it for too long but it seems to be doing well so far!

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    Hi Dewy. I looked at Ceph under the magnifying glass, and while I didn't find fungus or mold, I did discover a minor infestation of scale! Yikes! Good thing you had me look closer or I might not have found this. They were very tiny and mostly hidden in the leaf crevices. I removed all I could see with tweezers, but I'll treat the plant with Orthene. I also noticed some on the Heliamphora too.

    Hopefully this is the ONLY problem. I'll see what happens...

    Thanks Dewy!!!

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