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    Talking My Baby Cephalotus follicularis

    Heres my new Cephalotus that I received today. Beautiful lil thing. Hopefully, with a lil care and patience she'll be a lot bigger this time next year. Happy about this one.









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    Very nice! Getting your first Cephalotus is a big step, in my mind. Then again, I started out with "beginner" plants and idolized the day when I would be experienced enough to get something challenging, like a Cephalotus.

    A word of advice, if I may- With a specimen so small, I would feel uncomfortable with all that moss growing around, and would take tweezers to weed it all away. Im sure other growers would say not to worry about it.

    Its definitely a healthy one, you are off on a good foot!

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    You know, that's funny - I got a baby Cephalotus just a few weeks ago and was worried about the same thing. I ended up taking tweezers to the moss. Hope I didn't disturb the plant's roots too much. Anyway, this guy hasn't shown any signs of growth yet. Anyone know about baby Cephalotus growth rates? Are they particularly slow?

    Congrats on your new Cephalotus. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's mine!





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    Thank you very much UT....for the tip and stopping by. Just so you know...I am a beginner. I've only had CPs for a couple months. There are only a few that have really caught my eye and thats VFTs, Sarracenia purpurea and Cephalotus follicularis. I have all three now and i'm content.

    Don't get me wrong. I love all of the other CPs and have a couple Drosera (recently acquired), Sarracenia and a Nepenthes but i'll prob just focus on the three mentioned above mainly.

    I've tried reading more than asking questions and I hope i'm prepared to keep her alive.

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    Thats beautiful TF! Congrats and i hope she picks up in the growth dept for you.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is her environment like?
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    Thanks! I too am a beginner. I've been growing for 9 months or so but I've really sucked at it until about 2 months ago. And even now my skill is debatable...

    Anyway, I'm a bit concerned about the plant. You can see the pitcher at the lower left on the second pic is sort of... soupy. Hopefully this isn't a systemic problem; hopefully the pitcher just died as part of normal growth.

    My conditions: I have the plant in a grow rack about 3" from some 48" T8 bulbs at 32 watts each. My grow rack consists of four of these bulbs, 2x GE 4100K cool white bulbs and 2x ZooMed Flora Sun grow bulbs. Temperatures indoors this time of year range between 70-75 during the day and 60-70 at night depending on whether the radiators are running. A bit chilly right now. Humidity is around 55% during the day and up to 80% at night.

    How about yours?

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    Nice pics I knew you would get one sooner or later
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    the reason why Cephalotus follicularis were initially so elusive was because of the fact that they are indeed slow growers. leaf cuttings could take months up to a year to strike, and even then, they move at a snails pace. growing from seed is even slower, which is why most Cephalotus in circulation are divisions or leaf cuttings since those are relatively faster than seed grown individuals. good luck with that Cephalotus! be sure to keep it well ventilated!

    and one more thing: DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT allow under any circumstances let the crown/growth point get wet for prolonged periods. if it gets wet it will end up rotting.
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    How about yours?
    I really haven't decided rather I want to keep her where shes at under a HID and a T5 or put her under some CFLs and T5. I'm cleaning out my other aquarium atm so i'll answer you in a couple days.

    Nice pics I knew you would get one sooner or later
    Thanks! I'm just glad it was sooner than later.

    DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT allow under any circumstances let the crown/growth point get wet for prolonged periods. if it gets wet it will end up rotting.
    Than you very much for the tip!

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