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    Carnivorous plant enthusiast vraev's Avatar
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    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.

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    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.







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    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.

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    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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    note that the clump is being fueled by that small piece of rhizome...so some of those buds will not grow too large. A root rhizome placed horizontally like that sprouts multiple times....however, in my case, 2/4 buds were the most developed. Placing the rhizome vertically makes a larger single plant.

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    I love cephs, heres mine. I am still trying to learn the correct conditions. this one has died back to the rhizome 2X
    PIC

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    Updated picture of my Cephalotus. I took some moss from a garden outside and used it as a top dressing to the peat/perlite soil.

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    At this point only own one cephalotus, but im going to buy a couple more, i want small ones, so I can get them aclimated to the current conditions that I have and ensure they will grow and mature OK.

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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