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    Looks like it is not pulling water up from the roots into the rhizome into the pitchers, the plant hopefully is just allowing the pitchers to die back while it re-establishes itself, but only time will tell. And there is not alot you can do if this is the case. Generally the pitchers dry out first then the leaves then the rhizome, then dead plant. So you should still have some time.

    I would keep the medium as consistantly moist as you can manage over the next few weeks, that will help it get the water it is lacking. I think it is a 50/50 gamble as to whether you should wrap the exposed rhizome with some just moist sphagnum.

    You still have green stems so there is hope.

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    Hey RSS,

    Thank you for the response.
    So leave as is, sand and everything (with possible addition of LFS around the rhizome) or remove the sand and add more soil to make a cone around the rhizome?

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    the rhizome doesn't look too tall to me. I wouldn't bother it at this point. looks like transplant shock. like rss said I would just keep it moist at this point and and plant should recover. the more you fiddle with it the more you will set it back.

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    Ok! I shall leave it as it then, and water it more frequently. The humidity in the area reaches 70%, according to the crappy petco meter, when the lid is closed (there is a fan inside to maintain local air circulation).

    P.S. Ultimately I would like to grow the Cephs on the windowsill (facing South-East). @RSS and @Jcal if I remember correctly, you both have mentioned that you growing some plants outside the dedicated grow-space (grow-rack or vivarium). So after the plants have recovered from the shock of shipping and excessive fiddling on my part, how do you suggest I "adjust" them for windowsill conditions if now they are under fluorescent lights and elevated humidity? Bring to the windowsill with plant covered like in RSS's post here and slowly over the span of weeks lower humidity by making more holes or lifting the lid?
    Last edited by gill_za; 04-29-2016 at 07:04 AM.

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    The Ceph in that post is right now on a windowsill where it will stay, I just divided it up, planted it and covered it with that container. So all I need to worry about is the humidity part.

    Just be careful about moving one from low light to high light, you can cook the leaves/pitchers. I've noticed no long term ill effects of this, everyone has recovered just fine, you just lose all/most of the old growth due to cooking :/ New growth started pretty fast. But it is much better for the plant to just move it into the higher light for a few hours a day for a week then a few more ect. Same you would for humidity lowering.

    I would just go the easiest route of all, take a healthy plant and move it over to the new grow area for a few hours a day then move it back for that rest of that day. Extending the time it is in its new home each day.

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    Cephalotus are easier than people give them credit for. It's like darlingtonia, don't worry about everything. If it has the right conditions, it will grow. Cephs will do fine on a windowsill

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    People worry too much about a lot of CPs. Just let them grow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    People worry too much about a lot of CPs. Just let them grow!

    Thats so true I practically ignore and neglect my cephs and they seem to be doing fine. Although I have vowed to take better care of them from now on. But that just means staying on top of weeding and removing dead leaves and pitchers.

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