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    I'd leave the moss.. Right about the time they get buried in it they'll start growing out of it. When a Cephalotus follicularis comes into new conditions, they pretty much stop growing.. and even back peddle a bit. But once acclimated (3+ weeks of waiting).. they will pick up where they left off.
    And amp is right about the "prolonged" moisture. In the hot summer months I mist my Cephalotus once a day, which seems to excel their growth rate! Could be due to not letting them over heat during the day. Who knows.. Just a light misting though, nothing heavy.
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    Thanks for the info MM!

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    Lil over a week after getting her and i'm very confident i'll keep her healthy. My environment is anywhere from 70-78 temp, 63-71% humidity lights on and 63-68 temp, 90-100%(rarely 100%) humidity lights off. I have the Cephalotus follicularis right in front of my fan getting most of the air. Haven't watered her since I got her but I gave her a light trich misting. Seems like I have 2 lil pitchers already starting to grow and color coming out on the pitcher that was all green.

    I keep her on 18/6 under a 70w HPS. Her and my Nepenthes are in the same enviro and I haven't ran into any problems at all. Knock on wood.
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    Smile Update

    Love this lil thing. Going to buy another one in the next few weeks. I had to pull up a lil of the moss after I took these pics. It was starting to block light a lil.

    So anxious to see what she looks like in a few months.










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    HEY ALRIGHT!! Congrats on the new growth. It looks rather happy..

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    Thanks MM!

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    Baby Cephalotus are cute and nowhere as difficult to keep/grow as people make out. I have broken many of the 'rules' and thus far never lost a plant. They are slow growers but given the right conditions it's possible to get a leaf cutting to adult pitcher in approximately two years. Is your HID a metal halide? I find metal halide lighting far superior to any fluorescents. The penetration of light and spectral distribution is better.
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    My HID is actually a HPS. I have a mystery Nepenthes from Lowes right beside the ceph and shes putting out new pitchers too. They seem to like the HPS better than the T5 I had them under. Growth has really taken off on both plants since the switch.
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