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Thread: A year in the life of Cephalotus follicularis

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    Where can this be purchased?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcal View Post
    Where can this be purchased?
    This appears to be worth checking out: http://www.bioworksbiocontrol.com/pr...hield-plus.php

    Root Shield is also available on Amazon.

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    Ive had a similar experience with Cephalotus to you Paul. I grow it in 60% perlite, 40% finely chopped LFS. I place regular LFS on top to keep the perlite down. The top 1" or so is usually crispy dry except after watering. I water every 5-7 days depending on how heavy the pot feels.

    I received this plant in June 2011 and about one month later it put out its first mature pitcher. This is in a 2" pot.


    Here's a photo I took in October 2011, still in the same 2" pot. The first pitcher it made can be seen in the top left of the pot.


    This is the plant today in June 2012, one year since acquiring the plant in a 5" pot. The biggest pitcher is about 1.5" tall.



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    Nicely done, Drew! I get a clear impression that as long as you avoid certain major cultural mistakes, this isn't a difficult plant to grow and can adapt to a fairly wide range of conditions. I am assuming, of course, that you do NOT leave it outside for the winter there in Calgary ;-)

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    I agree, doesn't seem to be too difficult, but one year of growing isn't much to base it off as you know. Nope, no winters outside here for the ceph haha. It actually grows in my basement in a grow tent. I have it about 8" from 6 HOT5's so it gets a fair share of light though.

    I also have a similar story with H. minor, in the right conditions they grow quite fast.
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