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    Can cephs be shipped bare root without dying? - it seems like when I am looking for one, it can only be shipped bare root. I read that they have a very high chance of dying if they are.

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    As long as the sender takes care in shipping they'll be fine.

    I received some baby cephs earlier this summer, the roots were wrapped in LFS which was then carefully placed in part of an empty toilet paper role to ensure they didn't get crushed during transit then enclosed in a ziplock baggie to maintain moisture. I received other plants as well and they were all boxed very carefully with shredded paper to act as a cushion and no problems. All my cephs have adjusted to their new growing conditions and are now putting out new baby pitchers.

    As long as you're buying from a reputable grower/member I'm sure the plants will be boxed with care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alec View Post
    Can cephs be shipped bare root without dying? - it seems like when I am looking for one, it can only be shipped bare root. I read that they have a very high chance of dying if they are.
    I have received Cephalotus in that form for years without any real incident -- save for an occasion where there was an unforeseen delay in US Customs (which was happily resolved). The plants are not remotely as fragile as many would have you believe, just like the misguided view still held of Heliamphora. Simply handle the plants carefully upon arrival and have the appropriate compost on hand. In the past, I have used Superthrive (which claims to promise everything but peace to the Middle East and a more viable replacement for rhino horn) on half of them and nothing on the remainder -- with no difference in results . . .

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    cool little plant! Mine got eaten (most of the plant) by a TINY inchworm!

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    Update: 11/15/08

    Still juvenile pitchers, but significantly more sizable than the previous ones.





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    Wow, that was a great size jump! lol Can you please post a pic showing the entire pot, you made me loss my prespective!

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    Those look great! I think my HG is starting some new pitchers and possibly a non-carnivorous leaf as well. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
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    What kind of light are you using?
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