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    Hey people,

    my new Cephalotus is drying out and i need your help to revive it

    these are my conditions:
    I live in singapore, humidity is about 50-60% day and night,
    i grow them about 3 inches away from strong fluorescent lights
    watering is the standard tray method, my VFTs and sundews do well this setup
    soil is the regular 1:1 peat/sand... thats about all

    i was thinking that the problem is that it needs time to adapt to such strong lighting?
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    thats my setup



    thanks!



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    It might not be a problem.
    When I first got my Ceph, in about two days all the pitchers dried up on the plant, do to the new conditions.
    I would say as long as the single leaf does not dry up and you see new leaves starting in a few weeks it will pull through.


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    Hi WEZX:

    I was wondering where did you get this ceph?. I mean the name of the shop

    Thanks

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    hmm well mine survived, but ti was an incredibly slow grower so i tried putting them in the plastic bag like it said on nicks site and boom, it recovered, even tho it is in a windowsill in colorado in november
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    by the way, nice setup!
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    Looks like it's rotted to me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    wezx, don't give up on it. Mine took a turn just like yours and every pitcher fell off! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Now it's growing again.

    You just need to cut down on watering and give it a bit less light and it'll start growing again! Less water because you wouldn't want it to rot in our humid December weather (means no tray method but just overhead watering) and less light to cut back on the amount of heat. Seems that they come back stronger after such "sudden death". [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Anyway, remove the dried leaves and pitchers so that fungus won't have places to grow.

    But the way, I don't use the tray method anymore for ceph. The time the pitchers all dried up was when I attempted to give it sunlight instead of just florescent lights. Well, I guess I overdid it and it just kind of "died". Now that it's growing again, I'm more careful. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]



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    you might try putting some more lfs in the soil mix, since mine grows in a mix of 50% lfs 40% perlite 7% peat moss 3% sand
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