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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFus View Post
    mmm...

    I ask because my ceph just loose a couple of pitchers after maybe 2 or 3 months, I can see a group of new ones growing but I wasn't sure how long on average the pitchers life span is on cephalotus and I get kind of worried...
    There will typically be a rapid turnover of Cephalotus leaves in overly warm and humid environments -- any great departure from their native SW Australian climate, where Tbs seldom exceed 25˚C (77˚F) even in summer; if that is the case, simply provide a bit more ventilation, cooler climes, and they will last far longer . . .
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    I think the temperature and humidity levels here are what is afecting the pitchers... I keep it outdoors during the day, arround 80 to 90˚F and a humidity of 60 to 80%.

    I take it inside as soon I get from work and I give it a night drop to 60˚F and... I'm not sure about humidity .

    I hope this don't turn to be a problem on long term for my cephalotus.

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    I've had my largest Cephalotus for approximately 18 months and have never had to remove a dead pitcher. The climate here is cool, so that may contibute to pitcher longevity.

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    I wondered the same thing.

    My typical Ceph is still throwing out adult pitchers. The oldest pitchers are 8 months old and show no sign of deterioration. Far different than Nep pitchers........
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    One of my new Cephalotus pitchers just turned brown. I'm a little worried because it was a new leaf that wasn't fully developed.
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