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Thread: Is my Cephalotus dead? Help!!!

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    The flow of gases/materials to the roots is what I've been attempting to talking about. If it helps just change airflow to gas exchanges, I have good days and bad days and at this point I can not think clearly anymore so I'm out for a while.

    Either way we have strayed away from the original question and are probably not being of any help to anyone anymore.

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    interesting conversation because I was also wondering about airflow. I was confused at how I'd provide air flow into the soil.

    I think at this point I've learned that carnivorous plants thrives under various conditions. I'd prefer to try the constant moist option because I sometimes forget to water them when I have to let the try dry out. Thanks everybody for your contributions

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    so, I assume this new growth is a sign of a bounce back? So ya the problem was I kept the soil too dry because I was scared of root rot. Now that it's moist, It produced two new purplish green leaf. Thanks everybody!


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    New growth is usually a good sign, and the new stuff has some red to it which "usually" means it's happier. My 2 Ceph seedlings are in a rather coarse overall mix, lots of perlite, but always kept rather moist, and are steady growing.
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    Now you should be carefully removing the dead material. Keep the plant clean and you'll get fewer problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Now you should be carefully removing the dead material. Keep the plant clean and you'll get fewer problems.
    do i need to trim off the dead leafs? they are kind hard sometimes to clip off. I feel like i wiggle them too much, the pitchers are easy but....... I assume by keeping clean you mean trim off all dead leafs an pitchers?

    Btw it turns out all it needed was to be kept moist and not dry. hahhhahh

    it's doing really well!!! the new leafs are much bigger than when I first got them

    thanks guys!




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    I wouldn't pull them too vigorously as sometimes they hang on tight!

    Something like nail scissors are useful to have in your plant-care kit. I remove dead leaves and pitchers for aesthetics and to discourage mould. In the wild they would just rot away but in stiller air in the greenhouse I think it is a sensible precaution.
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    thanks, having smaller scissors and tweezers made it easier.

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