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Thread: Meet "Medusa," my 20-year old Czech Giant Cephalotus follicularis

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    Nice plant, here is the only example of age progression I have on any of mine....

    A pulling I took from another pot back in '07 it is a 6" pot.



    And yesterday



    I don't think it's great growth... it has had it's setbacks, but I don't think it is too bad. But come 20 years, I would sure hope it progressions better than where yours is... 20 years just seems off, or it has had major set backs over the years. What size is that pot, the scale just isn't there and it really looks like a 2 or 3" pot like my Czech Giant is currently in.
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    No matter what the age, the pitcher in the bottom center of picture # 2 is lovely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Seriously?....

    Did you miss the pics I posted in 1 of your threads?





    This picture is from a 5 1/2 year old plant.


    I think we have a troll on the forums.....
    HOLY CEPHALOTUS BATMAN!! I think you may have an infestation.. I have something that'll clear that right up. It's called, overnight express.

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    Why are all your plants so "leggy"? I've never had a Ceph grow like that. It makes them look less heathy overall. Has someone been taking a ton of pulls?

    The only way this is 20 years old is if you've been bonsai'ing it or abusing it. I've taken 1/2" size Ceph's and grown them into 4-6" Ceph's in under a year. In 20 years....I would think they would be potbound. Given proper care.

    I really think List is baiting us and may not even own these plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    HOLY CEPHALOTUS BATMAN!! I think you may have an infestation.. I have something that'll clear that right up. It's called, overnight express.
    Hahaha.

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    I've never had a Ceph grow like that.
    may not even own these plants.
    I'm inclined to believe he owns them thus far, since in the original dying ceph post the photos showed a goofy looking plant and he said he was using a low wattage UV light so maybe that's what is deforming them with these funny stretched out noodle like stalks that all the cephs he's showed seem to have.

    They should be tight clumping mounds like Steve showed. Under proper lighting and intensity his might revert to a proper growth pattern and colors.
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    I have to agree, it doesnt seem like it is getting enough light. All the Cephalotus, no matter what color or "cultivar" it is, they all grow bunched up, even the entirely green ones as long as they are getting their required amount of light they dont stretch out so much. I take it the plant is doing this to try and find as much light as possible. The further away it stretches from the growing point, the more area of the plant that can absorb whatever light it can find.

    ---------- Post added at 09:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:31 PM ----------

    Also, elgecko, awesome plants, I am so jealous.

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