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    Question Ceph Dividing Question

    When Cephs divide, does the divided plant have an effect to the mother plant like basals on neps? My ceph made a division a few months ago and ever since, the division has been faster while the mother plant has slowed down a bit.
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    Cool, do you have pics of the new stem? Sorry I can't answer your question though...

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    As you can see, it dwarves the other two growth points.
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    growth is good, its when there is no growth that its time for concern...

    lil trick, get you some cotton swabs and wipe orchid mix over all exposed surfaces twice a month, there will be some lag but you will see good gains in growth rate after that. I do this untill the traps are large enough to feed directly.

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    It's not that they're not growing, it's that they've slowed down, but the division is growing normally. I can see a fist is going to pop up on the left growth point, yet to see anythg from the right growth point, but it still has a pitcher developing. Is it possible that after I started using ice bottles, the cold conditions stimulated winter for them? I've started using them less than two months ago. Plus, I don't want to use orchid mixes, afraid I might mess up.
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    why not just spray?
    you meant orchid fertilizer right??
    do you fertilize neps too?- when there small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    When Cephs divide, does the divided plant have an effect to the mother plant like basals on neps? My ceph made a division a few months ago and ever since, the division has been faster while the mother plant has slowed down a bit.
    In my experience, I haven't noticed any real difference between the main Cephalotus plant and its offshoot(s) -- that is, in the long run. Often, though, those early shoots do experience a brief growth spurt but it doesn't affect the other plant and doesn't last very long . . .
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    In cephs winter/summer growth is photoperiod based. As long as its growing cape dont worry too much mate. More cephs die from being loved to death then from any other cause

    Of couse i would recommend trich but you knew that was coming LOL

    Alec, no overspray with cotton swabs, but now once cephs get some size i do root feed in addtion to the pitchers, cephs get 40-60% of their nutrient ions from their roots. Much higher ratio then most Cp's (this is why trich can be of such a benefit in this species)

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