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

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

    I was lucky to find a grower to sell me one of his for cheap ($25)

    well anyway, I received it yesterday and I took it out of the pot and planted it in my Vivarium
    Can you guys tell me if it's just a regular one or a giant form? The seller didnt tell me what it was.








    Here it is planted in my 40gal Vertical Vivarium

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    A little too early to tell. But I must say those are some large pitchers. I hope it grows well for you. Now, it might go into a little shock and lose some of it's leaves, but that's normal.
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    It is most likely the "typical" form of Cephalotus, since the so-called "giant" cultivars are more difficult and costly to obtain; however, I have had those smaller forms reach the 7 cm (2.75") sizes associated with "Hummer's Giant" and "German Giant" in the past.

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    I like the natural setting of your vivarium. Hopefully it won't be too difficult to water it this way. In their natural setting, cephalotus can be often found living alongside D. hamiltonii - if you wanted to give it some CP company.

    As for your question: I'm not sure which one it is - as Big Bella writes: I've seen typical forms reach some humongous sizes. I don't know if there are any telling signs that would distinguish one from the other besides size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    I like the natural setting of your vivarium. Hopefully it won't be too difficult to water it this way. In their natural setting, cephalotus can be often found living alongside D. hamiltonii - if you wanted to give it some CP company.

    As for your question: I'm not sure which one it is - as Big Bella writes: I've seen typical forms reach some humongous sizes. I don't know if there are any telling signs that would distinguish one from the other besides size.
    Thanks! here's some full pictures of the Viv





    Where it's at right now doesnt get misted as much as the rest of the tank so it'll be a bit drier but not over watered.

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    im hoping you didnt plant it directly into the vivarium....
    looks a little too wet for a ceph tbh

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    I placed it in a spot were it doesnt get watered much. I did my share of reading before I got this plant

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    wow, that's a pretty amazing setup.
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