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Thread: Cephalotus: First Bloom of 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    I love cephs, they are one of my fav CP's. I hope I'll be as good as you as caring for them. Nice flower. And really nice colouration!
    Thanks . . .

    As long as you can keep them relatively cool at night and not water-logged, Cephalotus is an amazingly hearty plant and can tolerate warm temperatures by day. Treat them as you would highland Nepenthes and you cannot go wrong. These plants are best served by being largely ignored; in fact, it took a double-take for me to realize that it was sending up a flower stalk back in March.

    Do you want lasting success with Cephalotus? Simply don't **** with it. It is as simple as that. Far too many of these plants have been "loved to death" . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Nice up-close shot! I've never seen a double ribbed plant before...

    And good advice. I've actually left mine alone for a while, now they're finally starting to recover.

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    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and cultivation tips.

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    Today, I potted up the first crop of twenty or so 5 mm seeds from the Cephalotus pictured above (there are still many flowers developing along the scape). This year I am going to stratify them for ninety days in the refrigerator, right along side my Sriracha hot sauce, abandoned soy sauce packets, and questionable horseradish . . .

    Cephalotus follicularis seeds
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    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Very nice david, anything showing from those flower stalk cuttings yet?
    i need to try me some ceph seeds some time...
    hahaha, and i dig the octopus plate

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    The planted flower stalks are still green after more than eight weeks; and that, if anything is encouraging . . .
    That octopus soy sauce dish was the only thing clean and within reach when I was collecting the seed this morning . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Good to hear david, it will be interesting to see if you get anything from the flower stalks.
    i did my first leaf pulling and pitcher pulling and so far both are still green after id say...2 months or so?
    the pitcher was a developing one, oddly enough, continued to develop after being pulled...lol

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    Good deal! If the pitcher lasted that long already, it will undoubtedly callus or root. I think that I mentioned on one of these threads that I had a leaf pull that took over a year to show new growth . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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