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    I have two 3 year old cephs I recently bought. Each plant is roughly the size of a quarter with 3 to 4 pitcher about 0.5 cm to 1 cm long each. Both plants each have a pitcher dying off. I was wondering if a 3 year old ceph goes thru many small pitchers while it matures or if the pitchers continue to grow until they reach full size.

    Both plants are really doing nothing in the way of growth the entire month I've had them. And their foliage, both pitchers and noncarnivorous leaves, seem a bit sparse making me wonder if their alright. Does any of this seem normal?

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    Well, I'm no Ceph expert, but from my limited experience with these plants I do know that they're VERY slow growers. I'm sure your plants are ok. They just need to get used to your conditions, but even after that, they are still notorious for taking their sweet time.

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    Cephalotus are just slow growers like Leop Gecko said. What are you conditions?

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    They both grow in my terrarium with a high of 80F during the day and low of 69F at night. Humidity is on average 65%. From what I've recently gathered, most cephalotus plants produce their pitchers once a year (or so I was told).

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    I don't think it's a once a year thing. It's more like a pitcher-a-month type of thing.

    Also, since Cephs can be grown like tropical CPs, they can be grown all year round in a terrarium.

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    I think though, that you can also give 'em a winter resting period, which is cooler, and they slow down (or stop) growth.
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    Yeah, you're right Drosera36. I don't know if it's required though.

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    It's not. I think it's only if you wanna take a brake from raising your plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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