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    30░C is 86░F.

    My plants do best in very high humidity. The bags I currently have them in are sealed shut. The only time they are open is for water or when I blow the bag up (Make it balloon out so its not touching the plant).
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    Well folks, there's your new mini-guide, How to raise a Cephalotus, by Nick Hubbell!

    Nick, the funny thing is that down to a slight ratio difference in potting mix, I grow my Cephs just like yours... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Hmmm.........how long did you have it in a baloon, Nick? Your plant may rot or die from the stale air. I have a plastic bottle with a HOLE on my ceph. Is growing really fast and it is producing lots of pitchers. If you have a SEALED container over ANY Carnivorous plant, that carnivorous plant will catch VERY little or nothing. ALL plants enjoy air circulation, meaning that they dont like stale air. I sometimes spray inside of my bottle with water, so thre is more humidity.
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    Oh yeah, cephalotus PREFER cool winters, but unlike the venus flytrap, they dont die away. The pitchers and leaves can live for at LEAST 6 months before they turn brown and drop off. Cool winters are not essential, but it would help.
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    hmm, for future reference can you please use a thing called "edit", so we won't have a ton of double post....

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    To answer a few questions...

    The plants are in plastic bags that I blow air into to puff up the bag. I refered to this as ballooning the bag. They were never in balloons [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    I know plants need air circulation. If I were to add a constant source of ciculation, they would die. When I first got the plants, they came to me in very good condition. I potted them up in 4" pots and put them in a high humidity container with some air holes. After only a few days, I could see the plants start to decline. My typical Ceph died back to only one small leaf. It took over 5 months for it to recover, and it only put out the tiniest trap. I have tried to move the plants to a less sealed environment, but they always start to decline with the slightest humidity change. I have successfuly kept fungus by opening the bags every few days and blowing some fresh air in. I did use a fungicide after they were first placed into the growing bags.

    My plants have not had any sort of insect since they were put into the sealed bags. I plan on either feeding them dried crickets, or a blended bloodworm mix of water and bloodworms.

    When I was at OSU ATI (Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (1994-96)) I grew my cephalotus in a mini terrarium. This was only opened a few times a day, while I was around it, to let fresh air get to the plant. A comment was made last year (2003) by the Greenhouse Tech at ATI that he was never able to grow cephs, until he borrowed an idea from me. The idea was the mini terrarium. He has grown his ceph for several years in an enclosed terrarium that he only waters once a month or so. His comment, "You would think something from Australia would be a bit tougher".



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