User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Cephalotus Drool - Literally

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saginaw, TX USA
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cephalotus Drool - Literally

    Ever since I build this http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ut!?highlight= the Cephs growing in there have been getting a water line on there ribbed mouth. I'm growing them with household humidity (low) in a watering tray with fans running during the night. I have Cephs growing in probably 20 other conditions and none are doing this any ideas what is triggering this?

    I provide no overhead or pitcher watering, the only watering comes from the watering tray. So the plant itself is doing this.

    Here are some random photo from various clones to try and give a good cross reference.

    I'm seeing it as a positive response. Most of them I moved to take a better photo and in doing so I lost alot of the "drool".
    DSC_0736 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
    DSC_0737 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
    DSC_0738 by randallsimpson, on Flickr

    This one I did not move so all the "drool" is intact.
    DSC_0740 by randallsimpson, on Flickr

  2. #2
    Aristoloingulamata Dexenthes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Southern Tongass Rainforest, Alaska
    Posts
    3,708
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very interesting. Is it nectar, have you tasted it?
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    264
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Red my Phil Mann is doing the same thing and I water the same way my pitcherare filling up with water I'm guessing it's a way of attracting pray

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saginaw, TX USA
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Very interesting. Is it nectar, have you tasted it?
    Can't say I've thought of tasting it . I'll have to think about it.

  5. #5
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    3,565
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's almost certainly nectar, cephs produce it much the same way other pitcher plants do. It tends to hang around more if the humidity is higher of course, but if they're happy they may just produce enough to keep a wet line there. Wonder if Cephalotus nectar has any of the anesthetic properties Nepenthes and Sarracenia nectar does.....
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

  6. #6
    CarnivoreGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never seen that! Very interesting!

  7. #7
    Millipede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    oregon
    Posts
    755
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    how big do cephalotus get? I just got my sweet new LED lights set up and was thinking of getting one. I mostly grow just sundews in my terrarium and think a ceph would be a really cool addition as long as they dont get too big.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They can get quite large, as you can see from this post:

    http://ocps.proboards.com/post/65184/thread

    Unless you're growing outside, shouldn't be a worry!

    I have two - one in an east bay window under 2 x 4' T5HO lights, the other is in a south window. Only the ceph under the lights drools. The other is content but I'm a bit far north to be growing cephs under natural light...

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •