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    troubled ceph

    I let my ceph dry out a little too much between waterings and its looking like the leaves are not smooth anymore, and they are very limp and kinda bumpy looking like its starting to wilt.. I immediately watered it and put it back on the windowsill hoping it will revive but its been a few days and it looks the same. it's not turning yellow yet which hopefully is a good sign

    is it just in shock, or is it dead?

    I was thinking about putting a small clear plastic hot sauce type container over the top of it to give it lots of humidity (typically 30% in its location) but i thought that might restrict airflow and could cause it to rot?

    should I just let it ride out and see if it recovers?

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    If there's green, there's hope . . .

    You've got to understand, that in the wild, many Western Australian areas are almost annually scoured by forest fires -- and, yet, Cephalotus manages to survive, due to part, to its often deep rhizome. If that is intact, your plant should be fine . . .

    Put in in a shallow tray and you should be fine . . .
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    you wouldnt advise the clear cup or hot sauce cup over the top for humidity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siccmade View Post
    you wouldnt advise the clear cup or hot sauce cup over the top for humidity?


    I would let the plant ventilate a bit; covering it would promote fungal problems. . .
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    BigBella If there's green, there's hope . . .
    hey bigbella if the leaves go yellow becouse of underwatering but the pitchers are ok. does this mean that the plant is still ok or is this bad news?

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    If the pitchers are OK, the plant should be fine; had it been going irrevocably downhill, they too would suffer . . .
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