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Most expensive Cephalotus

thez_yo

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Oh pish posh, I repotted a perfectly healthy looking ceph hummer's giant that had all immature pitchers except for one mature looking pitcher on it last year: it lost a few pitchers to drying/shriveling up because I literally washed it clean (it got a violent bath) when removing from its old material, but now it's putting out its first adult pitcher for me after winter.
 
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Good advice. I'm sure many a Cephalotus have been killed by unnecessary repotting. I certainly wouldn't attempt it on a £1,220GBP plant :nono:
I was referring to repotting a healthy Cephalotus when there is no need to, e.g. it has not outgrown its existing pot. I have read quite few post where people have repotted newly acquired Cephalotus because they don't like the look of the media it is in - despite the fact that it is growing fine in it - why would you risk it?
 
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Good point, mobile! Same goes for any cp specie.
That price makes me worry a bit. Not a good thing for the hobby. If the seller is who i think he is then good for him...he is giving away free plants all the time so why not get something back once in a while?! Anyway, i think the 2 bidders looked at the first photo and believed that that one is the plant they fighting for.
 
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If the seller is who i think he is then good for him...he is giving away free plants all the time so why not get something back once in a while?!
He is a good bloke and I have received a few plants from him at very reasonable prices and they are always in good condition.

Anyway, i think the 2 bidders looked at the first photo and believed that that one is the plant they fighting for.
I suspect this too... either that or the possible 'Eden Black' connection.
 
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