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    Get acquainted with "Golden Spoonchild," my 18-year-old Golden Clumper Cephalotus!

    As I mentioned in the other thread, I have never seen anything that comes remotely close on the regular plant forums, let alone on TF. So I thought it'd be a nice idea to share these mouth-watering photos with the largest CP community on the net.

    Meet "Golden Spoonchild." This is a monster of a plant of a newly-discovered, not-yet-registered cultivar. That's right. It has spent the last 18 years in the hands of a private collection... until now. Now, this spectacular plant finally has the opportunity to meet the world stage.

    This unreal specimen actually has a far more intricate clumping pattern in its pitchers. If you observe the pitcher-formation-network closely, you will see that the pitchers are actually formed in small "tripods," or "trios," as opposed to the traditional single-stranded pitcher specimens. The color on this monster plant is actually GOLD, yes, GOLD. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... Golden Clumper.








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    I thought it was supposedly Golden Clumper? Dang naming conventions ruin everything. And for the record, even if it does become a registered cultivar (under whatever name) it isn't a cultivar until it is registered, so it isn't newly discovered. It would just be a unique plant that someone might be considering to register.

    Also, if it is supposedly golden colored why are there a couple of redish pitchers?

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    Looks sickly and anemic like the other Ceph that had trouble.
    Are these growing under the same conditions?
    Has anything changed since the "Red Hummer" situation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listserv.org View Post

    Meet "Golden Spoonchild." This is a monster of a plant of a newly-discovered, not-yet-registered cultivar. That's right. It has spent the last 18 years in the hands of a private collection... until now. Now, this spectacular plant finally has the opportunity to meet the world stage.

    This unreal specimen actually has a far more intricate clumping pattern in its pitchers. If you observe the pitcher-formation-network closely, you will see that the pitchers are actually formed in small "tripods," or "trios," as opposed to the traditional single-stranded pitcher specimens. The color on this monster plant is actually GOLD, yes, GOLD.
    It sounds as though you're trying to sell me something.
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    Listserv.org,
    I've tried to see what you describe. But all I see is a large Cephalotus follicularis plant that is struggling to survive. Possibly in need of better nutrition, light, and more optimal temperatures.

    I certainly hope you manage to nurse your Cephalotus plants back to full health, soon.

    By the way, if it is not-yet-registered, it is not yet a cultivar, only a clone.
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    The pitcher tendrils are long and noodly, indicating etiolation. (Caused by lack of light.) Improve light and temperature conditions (needs a cooldown at night, like HL neps). If the plant is truly what you describe, then after improving conditions it will look amazing.
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    lol. this guy cracks me up. actually, you have a "chameleon ceph" cultivar. its going to turn from gold to yellow, then white, brown and finally black. cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
    It sounds as though you're trying to sell me something.
    That is exactly how I feel too!
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