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    My Cephalotus has rotted away!!!!

    Yesterday, I was checking on my cephalotus when I noticed one of the non carnivorous leaves has rotted off. A few minutes ago, I checked and the entire plant has rotted away!


    Now I have to spend $40 on a new one! *cries*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    Yesterday, I was checking on my cephalotus when I noticed one of the non carnivorous leaves has rotted off. A few minutes ago, I checked and the entire plant has rotted away!


    Now I have to spend $40 on a new one! *cries*

    I wouldn't throw out the pot just yet. The rhizome may still be intact. Over the years, I too have experienced sometimes dramatic Cephalotus die-backs but the rhizome persisted. Give it some time and keep it on the drier side. I wouldn't be surprised if you see new growth in a few weeks . . .
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    Did it "rot" or did it "die back?" What do you suppose caused this? I agree, do not throw it out yet. Cephalotus are notorious for growing back.

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    that stinks, but bigbella and xvart are right. I think my ceph's growth point died, but at least its pitchers aren't dieing. I hope it will make a new point soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Did it "rot" or did it "die back?" What do you suppose caused this? I agree, do not throw it out yet. Cephalotus are notorious for growing back.

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    I watered it on Sunday. I only water the plant once a month which allows the water tray to dry out and it lets some air back into the soil. I watered it on Sunday, and the plant has now rotted away.
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    I would figure out what you think caused the rot and fix that on the "dead" plant, then maintain the "dead" plant like it was living for a few months before buying another one. You might just get lucky.

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    yes, dont throw it away first. just keep it for a few more weeks and see if theres new growth. theres no harm right?

    i think there a thread here titled 'why you should not give up on a cephalotus'

    check it out. its awesome

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    You let your ceph sit in a month's worth of water?

    I've heard of people growing them on the tray method and I myself use something that amounts to a tray with a layer of dead sphagnum on top which acts as a wick for the for the water and then sit the pots on top. However depending on your containers, this may have proven fatal to your ceph depending on what your setup looked like. (narrow containers with high levels of water). Got any pictures prior to the alleged death?
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