User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 56789
Results 65 to 72 of 72

Thread: Cephalotus follicularis From Seed

  1. #65
    eou812's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,030
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok thanks i wish my older cephalotus would stop making phylodia and start making pitchers but i don't no what causes that.

  2. #66
    sarracenia lover dionae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    1,963
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that happens when they go into dormancy but you might want to ask an experienced grower.

  3. #67
    zlookup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cephalotus forms phyllodia ? if the seed is just sprouting, you are probably seeing cotyledon which are generally first leaves of a seed to help it get started. i haven't grown cephalotus before, but i would assume that is what it is.
    --------
    z

  4. #68
    eou812's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,030
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes my bad thanks Z i get those mixed up sometimes and then sometimes i just forget.

  5. #69
    --Freedom Czar-- Fryster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    z5/6, Lansing, MI
    Posts
    1,009
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Everyone knows about starting a Ceph from division, root cutting, leaf pulling and even seed, but has anyone ever tried a stem cutting?

    I trimmed four one-inch woody stems from a large typical that I thought were dead & dry. Turns out that they were still "moist" inside, so I planned them horizontally in a simple mix of peat & perlite 1/8 inch deep.

    After a month under grow lights, three of the four sprouted with tiny leaves and tiny immature pitchers. I was rather amazed and delighted.

    So I am assuming that what makes root cuttings work is what causes woody stem cuttings to work also. One would think that stem cuttings on a mature Ceph is less invasive than tearing up a plant to acquire rooting cuttings for propagation.

    Thoughts on stem cuttings?
    Only a moral and virtuous people are capable of freedom; the more corrupt and vicious a people becomes, the more it has need of masters. -- Benjamin Franklin

  6. #70
    sarracenia lover dionae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    1,963
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats Fryer! I'm a noob so I doubt if I can add much to the conversation.

  7. #71

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dionaea

    Did you have any luck growing Cephalotus from seed ?

    I am trying to grow them and I have bought seed from various sources.

    I have some in a propagator at 25c under a red/blue LED lamp and some in pots with a snug lid to provide humidity and these are in daylight at fluctuating temperatures.

    I have not bothered to stratify them.

  8. #72
    Whimgrinder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,940
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Growing from seed is not difficult if you follow the formula (within reason) International Carnivorous Plant Society

    The difficult part is finding viable seed. If you purchase seeds from sources on eBay, odds of getting viable seed is probably quite low. It's best to acquire seed from forum members when their plants are providing seed in season.

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 56789

Similar Threads

  1. Cephalotus follicularis
    By Dionaea Muscipula in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 03:56 PM
  2. Cephalotus follicularis
    By Dionaea Muscipula in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2004, 07:54 AM
  3. Cephalotus Follicularis
    By ledzeppelin842002 in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-03-2003, 02:40 PM
  4. Cephalotus Follicularis
    By ledzeppelin842002 in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-01-2003, 09:31 PM
  5. Cephalotus follicularis
    By seedling in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-10-2003, 01:47 PM

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
  •