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    Quote Originally Posted by hazedshaman View Post
    So could you almost grow them with highland neps and they would be fine?
    Thats what I do:
    [IMG]http://**************************************/2012/08/cephalotus-08-25a1.jpg[/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Tyrant View Post
    My question is, when should a grower consider breaking up a plant? The center of my Ceph is starting to get pretty crowded.
    Crowded is what Cephalotus does best, its their "thing". See my photo for a "crowded" plant. IMO these plants look their best when they are a jumbled mass of lunatic hats tossed into a heap.

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    nothing get's me drooling faster than a well stacked Cephalotus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I think it looks like an OK sized clump and no need to break it up. Root some cuttings if you want more plants though - looks like you have enough material for it

    It worries me a little that some of those pitchers are a bit yellow though - how much light exactly are you giving it? It looks like it could use more.
    No doubt. It gets about 3 and 1/2 hours of direct sunlight. It's enough to partially color some pitchers after a few weeks but not enough to get a solid maroon color. That yellowish tinge is more likely the result of my camera. It's quite old and colors tend to look off when using flash.

    Also, amazing looking plant you have there Whimgrinder. I wish I could get that kind of coloration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Tyrant View Post
    Cephs are surprisingly easy to care for. They just tend to have very slow growth rates. My question is, when should a grower consider breaking up a plant? The center of my Ceph is starting to get pretty crowded.
    I would not break that plant up for a long time.
    I finally broke up my typical after a year or 2 looking like this:


    You end up with this:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...and-more-cephs


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Tyrant View Post
    Also, amazing looking plant you have there Whimgrinder. I wish I could get that kind of coloration.
    Thank you. My Cephalotus's reside in my Nepenthes house, in a row right up against the south wall where they get full sun exposure, minus whatever amount of light the twin-wall polycarbonate absorbs, which is maybe 10%. So, these are getting lots of really strong sunlight, for all but the last two hours of the day when the house starts to cast a shadow on on the GH. That is how you get good sturdy growth and rich coloring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    I would not break that plant up for a long time.
    I finally broke up my typical after a year or 2 looking like this:


    You end up with this:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...and-more-cephs
    This is quiet amazing! Good growing and hope my ceph's look this way someday.

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    I've been saying that since I saw the pic a while back......

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