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    California has a a wide variety of micro-climates, D_Muscipula. It has primarily a Mediterranean climate, and nightly averages are usually in the 50's and 60's in the summer. The micro-climates are why so many vineyards are in California. One plot of land may be ideal for one grape, while the plot a half mile away may be unsuitable for the same grape but perfect for another. If California wasn't so cold, I'd love to move there :P


    All you can do is leave it alone. You can use Superthrive and a preventative if you want.

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    Is your friend at all qualified to tend to a ceph?? I'd think that if he/she is, then they'd be the ones to ask for help. Since you're here, it is assumed that maybe they aren't the best place to take it.

    Why the heck won't your brother help with pics?? Is there someone else that can help or have you already sent it off?


    Sigh...I don't want to be the bad guy here BUT ya know there is a really good reason that the experienced growers on here went to great lengths to emphasize how picky and difficult these plants can be.

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    yes he has one illbasso, and my bro 'doesn't' know how and is very lazy. also i have pics but don't know how to upload. i do know how to take care of ceph but need a grow rack . i also think it is doing what is it doing because it is on a growrack on a window, a not so much light window but you never know.

    by D_ Muscipula:Is the soil too wet it should be kept moist not soggy and when you water water around the perimeter of the pot away from the crown of the plant, water runs downhill last time I checked so it might help to have it potted in the center of a mound but it does not like it's roots disturbed so I would not repot if there is no mound.
    well i water from below and it was already potted when i got it.
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    Go to a hosting site (photobucket), make an account if you don't have one (or use imageshack), hit "upload", select your file, wait for it to upload, and then copy the code here.

    Knowing HOW to take care of something isn't really the same as doing it. I know HOW to take care of lots of plants that I'd never have a snowball's chance in hell of growing without investing some serious coin to give me the right conditions to facilitate that.

    I don't see where you've told us day and night temperatures (before and after the "cold snap"), a light level other than "not much, but you never know", humidity, media composition, watering schedule, watering amount (just that you water from below. That could mean anything from a 1/4th in to two inches!), media depth or how long you've had it. All we know is that it used to be warmer, now it's not as warm, that you received it potted (which suggests it has had no root stress from repotting, but the fact that it only had three leaves implies the person you got it from either divided it recently or wasn't taking care of it well) and that it was a proto pitcher and two leaves. which are discoloring. You can't expect an answer better than " Leave it alone and use superthrive and a preventative fungicide if you want" with the limited amount of information you've given us. Oh, wait. We also know that you further stressed the plant by moving it to a new set of conditions ten miles away, giving it to a person that probably (as was pointed out) can't rehabilitate it in the first place, otherwise there would be no need to ask a question; he'd either tell you or do it for you.

    It's kind of like knowing you have diabetes, but going to a doctor just for giggles and expecting him to diagnose you based on the fact that you are sometimes thirsty, without telling him your other symptoms or allowing him to do any tests other that maybe your blood pressure and a pulse if you're feeling generous.

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    First, without any real knowledge of what is going on, my guess would be it's been too wet. It's rotting. As Clint has suggested, taking a few seconds of your time to better explain how it has been kept will be beneficial. You water with the tray method. Is there always water in the tray? How high is the water level? How deep is the pot? Three questions you should be able to answer in less than 30 seconds.

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    no, he is like 10 miles away and my other friend who live next to him is going to give it to him
    So let me get this straight... You are giving it to your other friend who lives next door to your friend; and, your other friend is then going to give it to your friend?

    Quote Originally Posted by polywer2345 View Post
    i do know how to take care of ceph but need a grow rack . i also think it is doing what is it doing because it is on a growrack on a window, a not so much light window but you never know.
    Probably something we should have considered before getting the Cephalotus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    It's kind of like knowing you have diabetes, but going to a doctor just for giggles and expecting him to diagnose you based on the fact that you are sometimes thirsty, without telling him your other symptoms or allowing him to do any tests other that maybe your blood pressure and a pulse if you're feeling generous.
    I can't help but laugh at this analogy... lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilbasso View Post
    Sigh...I don't want to be the bad guy here BUT ya know there is a really good reason that the experienced growers on here went to great lengths to emphasize how picky and difficult these plants can be.
    And I thought they were doing it for their health...

    Quote Originally Posted by polywer2345 View Post
    i can't my brother won't help me and i am giving it to my friend today.
    If you are already going to give it to your friend to give it to your friend today, what was the point of asking for our help today?

    Also, in the future, please edit your posts if you have additional information if you have something to say within a few minutes after your last post. Either that, or make sure you read through everything first, and then respond to all the posts. The "multi-quote" feature is designed just for that reason ("quote +").

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    now because i missed my oppertunity and can't it give it to my friend because she went home. and Clint it is in very little water i let it evaproate for 2-3 days and water again.and again it is a baby so it is in a 3 inch deep pot. I am not moving it!!!!!ever!

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    Woo. Lets pull a few more teeth and see if we can get the rest of the information out of you that I requested.

    One down (sort of... ) I think it's gonna be a long night. Put on the coffee and get the pliers, JC.

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    1/4 inch of water. moist soil,waters every 2 days, 50-60% humidity, and is a very robust clone from Pyro and was very healthy until cooldown. the ceph did this just a few days ago.Sorry for not being descriptive Clint/ Everyone else.

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