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    Beautiful cephs Xan...

    Jimmy, genetics also plays a very large part in how dark a ceph will get. Ive had two growing in identical conditions and one would get almost black and the other tried its best to remain green.

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    WOW that is a really a cool looking plant. Do you do anything else special other then the HO T5 lighting to get that color.

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    Oh wow... That's intense!! I wish I could grow mine red like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xantius View Post
    I have a pot of Cephalotus that has grown in a nice little formation I call, "Momma Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear". Have a look.

    Good growin' there Xantius.

    Those three dark Cephs are drool-a-licious.

    dvg

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    Quote Originally Posted by James H View Post
    WOW that is a really a cool looking plant. Do you do anything else special other then the HO T5 lighting to get that color.
    Nothing that I consider special, but what one person considers normal another wouldn't. My soil mix is a recipe from non other than Av8tor1, but nothing I'd consider being really different in any way. Also, my temps are usually quite cool (55 degrees to 75 degrees day to night). But as for fertilizers, treatments, spray paint, etc... none of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Jimmy, genetics also plays a very large part in how dark a ceph will get. Ive had two growing in identical conditions and one would get almost black and the other tried its best to remain green.
    I had Cephalotus 'Hummer's Giant' and "Big Boy" growing side by side for a few months and whilst both took on colour, "Big Boy" got darker colouration.

    In addition, the wavelength of light can have a big effect, with the blue end causing the production of anthocyanins which are pigments responsible for plant colouration.

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn...nthocyanin.htm

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