For give me if this is covered already in a link but one of my clones has stopped producing pitchers and is putting out mad leaves like 20 or so. Does the photoperiod and temperature make this happen.
And will I'm at it do leave pullings have to be a certain size before they strike.
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Originally Posted by Jcal
thecephalotus.info was saved just 1 time (April 9, 2010), but much of the information can be seen at
Yes. This is Cephalotus' normal response to shorter days and cooler temps.
Originally Posted by jwalker
Cleaned up the dead links and updated!
Here is an update on my miracle grow garden soil leaf pull I took some time ago. The 2nd photo is the same clone right next to it for comparision. Take note of the differences between the two mosses.
Mosses are EVIL! And yes I need more air flow, it is on my to do list.
Miracle grow cheapest version my garden center had. Tons of sticks/whatnot in the medium, junk soil.
DSC_0938 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
Tradition Ceph mix, don't recall what it was.
DSC_0939 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
I'll take a look, I'm sure I have one with crown rot somewhere to play around with. They are literally all over my house, many in non ideal locations perfect for problems like crown rot. I have a few that are in 80%+ humidity and get misted while watering other plants, they do not like this and I lose pitchers as fast as they grow due to rot. It seems to me atleast that as long as the roots are unbothered and establisted you can rot the crown all you want and you get more leaves/pitchers over time. It has really been an odd thing to watch over the years. Mist the tank, few days pass and the Ceph pitchers die off. Few days later and more pitchers grow in. Once they get to full size it is time to mist again. Those Cephs have been doing that for atleast 3+ years.
I do know that turface in and of itself will not save a degrading plant. I have already tried dressing the top soil with it on a few plants I believed were suffering from crown rot. Carefully removing the top "problem" medium and replacing it with a turface surface to help pull water away was my thinking. Turface is great for absorbing moisture.
Love the wood/ceph combo in that 2nd photo.
I gladly appreciate your experiments on this.
There is a Cephalotus in the ICPS thread mentioned, which ist drowned for days like a submarine. No ill effects for years.
In fact the same grower has one which grows now without any symptom of illness for more than 14 years in a row. More than 10 in a tank. He uses a lot of Seramis which is a clay component.
Besides the wood in the setup is ceramic. But indeed I tried to make it look convincing.
This is the whole Ceph-arrangement you liked
Here is most about my ceramic setup.
Special ceramic pots for Cephalotus | International Carnivorous Plant Society
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Greetings from the netherworld.
Where did you get that pot?
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