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    Hi,
    I have a small ceph that is growing, but its growing slow. I know that cephalotus follicularis is a slow growing plant, but how long does it take to be noticabally bigger in size (not in number of leaves)?

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    droseradude
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    Cephs, especially small ones can grow REALLY slow. For example, one of my tiny cephs is a tissue culture clone. It grew 4 pitchers in one year. Overall, it grew from the size of a dime to the size of a nickel. Then it divided, a few times, but stayed the same size. Its offspring also stayed that size. I may have an odd case because of the tissue culture, but I know in general that this is a "patience" plant. A mod or two got one of my clones, and for one, it grew much faster for her. So it does depend on its conditions, but I have a feeling hers can't possibly be bigger than an inch or two, even after a year with her care.
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    hmm... mine's about an inch and it is growing, I got it 2/20 so about 2 weeks ago, since then a small leaf has unfolded and a pitcher "fuzzball thing" has already inflated some.

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    Oh, you will enjoy that. The fuzzball may become a pitcher, or a half "freaky" pitcher. It sounds like your ceph is happy with its conditions and growing.
    A flytrap ate my homework!
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