Everyone has such cute little cephalotus. I have 2 cephalotus. One of mine is sort of like these cute little ones, except its a little bigger, and very, very symmetrical. It has 2 growth points but its biggest one is just like an exactly symetrical rosette. It's also begun making small, but definitely mature shaped pitchers.
My second one is very happy. It has too many growth points to count and is definitely termed a 'clump'.
They seem to thrive on my windowsill at my nanas, taking only 1 month to acclimatise and begin growing, and beginning to grow new growth points almost straight after settling in. I'm actually waiting for my bigger one to decide to flower - but I don't know if its large enough yet. It may need to grow just a tad more.
Anyway. Mine cost me 22.00$ for the big one, the little one came free.
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Do you rotate your plant?
I use to... but I start forgeting to do it, and it looks like as for all green plants the new grow on my ceph is pointing to the side where is more exposed to the sun.
For how long you have being taking care of your cephalotus Kath?
amazing! your Cephalotus grow enormous on one year...
thanks! The key I found is LOW temps (max 65F during day), atleast some decent air circulation + most important: open media. Lighting is also important but I haven't found the ideal condition to get good coloration yet...so I can't comment on that.
PS: if anyone is interested i can show them the progress of how much time and how my leaf cuttings have grown to cephs with adult pitchers. Most of the leaf cuttings directly started with adult pitchers for me.
I agree with Varun about low temperatures for large picthers. Growing them in the 80s to near 90 year round (like in Singapore), encourages them to use their energy in producing offshoots resulting in clumping and many, many small pitchers.
Just to share the cheer!
Some rhizomes, which were placed on live sphagnum moss 2 weeks ago, are now producing buds.
I'm impresed with the cephalotus...
I mean, they say its a hard plant if you dont have experience and is really sensitive, etc. Now I see the fact that if you know and understand the basics on CP plants (media, water, temperature, light) and if you can provide the cephalotus with the correct combination the plant is not hard to grow at all.
Cindy - that first rhizome is going to be a massive clump! I counted seven (maybe eight) buds in the span of about what - a half inch?
Have you ever tried dividing the rhizome once the buds form to space out the growth? Would this be detrimental to all the buds?
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