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    Cephalotus seed - When is it produced?

    I'm looking to get some Cephalotus seed for a project I'm working on. I've got a couple of small cephs and was wondering if it still takes years after a ceph produces mature pitchers before it will flower? Does anyone know the effect of red or blue spectrum lights on flowering of Cephalotus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xantius View Post
    I'm looking to get some Cephalotus seed for a project I'm working on. I've got a couple of small cephs and was wondering if it still takes years after a ceph produces mature pitchers before it will flower? Does anyone know the effect of red or blue spectrum lights on flowering of Cephalotus?

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    It generally takes between three and five years for a Cephalotus to reach flowering maturity; though I have had plants which took somewhat less time than that -- but they were more the exception . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    It generally takes between three and five years for a Cephalotus to reach flowering maturity; though I have had plants which took somewhat less time than that but they were more the exception . . .
    .... and there's no guarantee that they'll flower once mature...

    So far, I've not had any of my windowsill or Terrarium Cephs flower - just the ones that overwinter w/ the VFTs in the basement (& not all of them). Oddly enough, for the past few years, it has typically been one of the smaller Cephs that decides to flower. Ones that are much larger & in the same conditions (same tray!) have been content to watch the smaller ones flower. Go figure!
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    My kitchen windowsill Cephalotus flowered for the first time this year. I have had the plants for coming up to three years and it had three mature pitchers when I received it.

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