Hate to hijack the post, but does anyone know what it means when new leaves and pitchers yellow quickly? Older established leaves and pitchers are fine. New ones tend to yellow.
Yeah I have both small and large pitchers yellowing on my plant. When I got home today my plant looked even worse and the weather today was warmer. I wonder if there is a connection. I've moved it to a cooler spot with less light to see what happens. I've noticed some of the leaves are now wilting and I'm seeing more browning on the plant. I'm going to try and salvage some of the leaves to try and start some new plants. Do you guys recommend dipping the ends in Rootone?
I've also noticed some of the growth points on the plant have browned up while others are still looking ok. Since the roots on the plant are so fussy about transplanting I guess it's best to just leave it be?
I'm beginning to think more and more that my plant has Pythium. Has anyone treated Pythium successfully with Physan 20?? I have some and I'm wondering if it would do any good.
If this plant croaks it would TOTALLY suck. Meh.
Interesting. Was it a certain type of CP that the Rootone didn't work well on? I took a bunch of Nepenthes cuttings months ago and had pretty good success with the Rootone. Hmmm. Maybe Ceph leaf cuttings are more finicky?
If you had success though, you could try it, although I have heard that as long as you get enough of the whitish leafbase in the leaf pullings you should have good success without it.
I'm a little late to the party, but I don't think your cephalotus looks sick at all. In fact, it looks quite happy. The reason I say that is because the new spring leaves look extremely healthy, and I see new pitchers forming among the old ones. It think that the old pitchers are fading because they are old, and it is their time to go. A ceph that is dying from the roots looks a lot different than that. For one thing, those juicy, verdent new leaves would be yellowing, too.
Give it a couple of months, and don't do anything rash out of panic. (Panic kills plants.) There is no need for you to fear the black death stalks in the night! You live in San Fransisco, the perfect place to grow cephs!
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Dashman - your ceph might need some attention. That symptom, yellowing of new leaves and developing pitchers, always preceded a crash for me. I don't know your conditions. Cutting back a bit on watering might help, but if you find that the symptoms accelerate, you might need to do some radical surgery.
I found out that I could always save my plants when they got like that by cutting off the crown below the soil line, taking part of the thick hairy stem, and replanting it in a new pot to root up in regular ceph medium. (They root very easily that way.) The remaining stem under the soil somehow always came back, and with more growth points than it had before.