Apollyon wrote: ↑Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:46 pm
It's totally about to pop off too. When mine grew, it GREW. I'm excited to see future updates. I want to see if yours gets darker than mine. It looks like your light is having a better effect than mine did.
Now you got me really excited. I'm curious to know how you can tell when its going to pop off?
I'm just basing that off of francis experience and my own. In my case, it sat for a while acclimating. I decided to keep it in relative conditions as it was grown (iirc you bagged yours) which may be the reason why mine grew the way it did because it was conditioned for it. Once it began to grow a pitcher, it immediately started growing another and so on at a rapid rate. You giving that light will allow it to process more energy so I imagine it'll grow better going forward.
I noticed francis fertilized his for a time and I do as well. Kinda sketchy considering the plant but I treated like any cephalotus. I borrowed an idea from Matt one time about filling the pitchers with fertilizer (I chose Maxsea) and I fill virtually of them. I had one pitcher death in the beginning and since I've refilled over 20 numerous times. It's similar to Sarrs or Neps in how if it's too strong it'll terminate a pitcher and not the plant. It uses the solution as a feeding source. I use a 1/2 tsp per gallon solution and beyond that I'll do a super light mist on it every couple weeks or so (that isn't necessary though). I won't full on condone fertilizing CPs as it is sketchy if you don't do it regularly but I firmly believe it was a factor. I'm actually about to post a pic of mine on my thread later on I think. Yours inspired me.
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