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Thread: Finally got a Cephalotus! *dont know if it's a giant or not*

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    thanks! Im still waiting for one more plant to come. A N. Ampullaria "harlequin"

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    Yeah that is a fantastic Vivarium you have there, I love them.
    Do you have any critters in there? Looks a perfect herptile habitat.
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    Beautiful vivarium! It looks awesome. And so many different plants in it. I like how the ceph is planted, but I'm not sure if it would be ok for it.
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    Very nice! What kind of lighting are you using for that bad boy?
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    Im using 2 compact flourescent bulbs 36watts

    Like these ones

    http://www.planetbulbstore.com/dt36-rs.html

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    Wow, would love to have something like that! It's hard, I myself think that there isn't any giant varieties, period. My Ceph 'German Giant' got almost 2 inchers [1.5 I think] at about 2.5 years old, they're max size at like 4 I think. So, I mean, it would've probably hit around 2 - 2.3 inches or so but that's just a big Ceph, not necessarily giant. I just think it's luck of the draw and how well you take care of the thing, assuming it doesn't die off randomly for no reason whatsoever like mine did. Had the same stable conditions for over a year and it just died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeciFiX View Post
    Wow, would love to have something like that! It's hard, I myself think that there isn't any giant varieties, period. My Ceph 'German Giant' got almost 2 inchers [1.5 I think] at about 2.5 years old, they're max size at like 4 I think. So, I mean, it would've probably hit around 2 - 2.3 inches or so but that's just a big Ceph, not necessarily giant. I just think it's luck of the draw and how well you take care of the thing, assuming it doesn't die off randomly for no reason whatsoever like mine did. Had the same stable conditions for over a year and it just died.
    I can definitely attest that there are "giant" varieties of Cephalotus. I grow a good number of the "varieties" and the "typical" form is normally about half the size of my "Hummer's Giant," though there are infrequent exceptions where they can achieve like size. The so-called "German Giant," though, is notorious for being a slow grower and most of my plants have far outstripped those, at least in terms of speed.

    Cultivation methods also play a primary role in any plant species reaching its maximum size and Cephalotus is certainly no different. Most plants I've seen are overwatered, kept in far too humid an environment without ample ventilation (inviting pests), and very poorly-lit . . .
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    the plant is starting to experience a die-off now. one of the pitchers that used to be really red is turning brown

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