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    Cephalotus divisions

    Hi guys

    Im not very experienced with cephs!

    In 2011 i buyed a lil tiny 2 leaves cephalotus baby from czplants at 2.99. Now its a medium plant, with many grow point and many lil plants growing from the base of the mother plant.
    The plant is now in soft dormancy, do not grow anymore in my heli terrarium, at 12C(nights) and 22C(days), and 85%RH.

    And i want to make divisions, a kind of backup because i dont want to lose the genus. But i read everywhere that the plant will have a major setback and will lose all the pitchers if i disturb the roots. The plant is beautifull, very colorfull and i dont want to crash em. What can i do? What is the best method to do that?

    After the repotting, do i have to keep the divisions in a cool room, or i can put them in growing conditions, more warm ?

    Thanks!

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    the best advise i can give you in found in the sticky on this page. There is a 20min video about how to divide cephs. they are more robust that most people give them credit for....

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    Don't divide it at such a young age - wait till you can pull a couple of the non-carnivorous leaves off and root them.

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    If you decide to divide them bag them afterwatds to avoid pitcher loss.

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    Thanks guys !
    After reading many advices on many forums, i think i will go with john fredg and paul. I will not make divisions, only leaves cuttings. I have hard times trying to pull a lil 'white part' at the end of the leaf, i waste 3 leaves already. Poor ceph lol

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    Don't be so quick to dismiss those leaves because you didn't not get a piece of rhizome with it. You will be surprised at what will root if you take care of the pulling. I kept a few pieces of a plant I divided last summer that I normally would have tossed out, and those rooted after a few months. Pot them up and see what happens!

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    Ok i will

    Thanks a lot jcal !

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    Pitchers are just as good for cutttings as leaves
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