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    Cephalotus back from the dead

    6 months ago I transplanted my cephalotus(es?) into bigger pots as their pots weren't deep enough (4") and their roots were starting to come out the bottom. Well one of them didn't take kindly to the transplant and appeared to be dead within a couple weeks. The others did fine, one in fact had a growth spurt. But this particular plant shriveled up and looked completely dead. I've had luck with nepenthes looking bad and then coming out in the end, so I didn't give up hope. I cut it to the soil line and just kept taking care of as usual.

    Well, it worked! After almost 5 months of no sign of life, it just recently started putting out new growth, and it looks promising! Several new growth points are showing up now. Cephalotus really are tough little buggers.

    Exact plant not long before the transplant:


    And now:


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    Cephs are far tougher than most people seem to think......
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Carnivorous plants always do suprise, don't they? I remember when I thought that my plants would die if I looked at them wrong.

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    Exactly Exo and Mr. Truncata! Us three think alike!

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    Glad to see it is still chugging along. I had to repot my Hummer's Giant and it dropped about half of the pitchers, but seems to be doing better. They are tough plants, but they are very sensitive when it comes to transplanting them.

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    I remember when had my cephalotus. Good times, good times.

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    I would also take leaf cuttings from the "winter leaves".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I would also take leaf cuttings from the "winter leaves".
    Great idea. I'm definitely going to do so soon.

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