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    My kitchen windowsill Cephalotus

    I grow one of my Cephalotus on my sunny kitchen windowsill. I received the plant pictured below in spring 2007, it had approximately 3 to 4 mature pitchers at the time. The plant doesn't take on much colour, despite being in a sunny location but it grows fast.


    The pitchers at soil level at the front are new this year.


    One of the growing tip showing more pitchers on the way.


    Another growing tip.


    This is one of the latest, larger pitchers. It's pictured with a 5 Pence which is approximately 17mm (11/16th).


    I grow in long tom pots. I allow the saucer to drain of water before replenishing with rainwater. I usually water from the top of the pot and allow it to drain through.

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    Very nice. How old is your cephalotus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    Very nice. How old is your cephalotus?
    I don't know. As it only had 3 or 4 mature pitchers when I got it last years, I guess that it isn't very old.

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    Nice ceph you got there!
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    I grow my 2 cephs on a window too, but mine are younger and smaller and get more red. How fast does yours grow? I find my grows really fast.
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    Nice pot. I really like those tall pots; except I would be afraid that with my poor motor skills I would knock over those top heavy center of balance pots... lol.

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    edit: oh, and your Cephalotus looks good too!
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    Looks good. I like to have a top layer of live LFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Looks good. I like to have a top layer of live LFS.
    I like live sphagnum moss on my Nepenthes and Heliamphora but I don't like to keep the soil surface of Cephalotus very wet so I find that the moss doesn't survive well.

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