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    To provide some perspective; I harvested & planted seeds in the fall of 2008. Here's a pic of the seedlings on March 8 of 2009:


    ... and here are 2 of the seedlings from Dec 1st (3 days ago):


    So, roughly 2 years and a month or 2 - to get to this size ..... (the pots in top pic are 1.75" dia and last 2 are 2.5" diameter).
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    Those are NICE ron!!

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    OMG----- NICE!!!! I MUST try this some day!

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    Beautiful plants!

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    How?!?! Spectacular!
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    As previously mentioned, seeds take a long time to grow into mature plants. I'm guessing the plants in the pictures started producing mature pitchers within the last 4-6 months.

    If you want a mature plant faster (most people don't want to wait the 18+ months to get a mature plant, at least not for their first Ceph) you will want to buy a plant grown from division, leaf pulling or root cutting. These propagation methods yield mature plants much quicker than growing from seed. Based on what I have seen from eBay this fall, you can get a plant from leaf pulling with mature pitchers for $25-35.

    Obviously seed growing is much cheaper and I would actually love to grow some Cephs from seeds to add diversity to my collection. The one attempt I have tried at growing seeds has yielded no plants so far (I'm getting the feeling the seed was too old)

    I'm not trying to scare you out of seed growing, just trying to let you know your options.

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    Thank you very much for your input twigs!

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    The advantage with seed grown plants is that you might get something a little different. Cuttings will always be a clone of the parent but seeds have some variability. For example, Eden Black came from seed. I had a 90+% germination rate from last years seeds taken from one of my plants.

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