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By Viko89
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Hello,
I got 2 Cephalotus like 1,5 year ago, both same source, both same soil, same light, litteraly side by side. They never got sick and are growing indoor under a led lights pannel, no dormancy. I water them a little regularily from the top but not too wett, never standing in a tray of water (too scared of molds/mildiew).
The thing is one gets some reddish color (cf third pic) when the other one always remained green (2 first pics).
Is it because of genetic or any sign of a problem ?
NB : the "colored one" tend to grow several small pitchers when "Mister Green" is more growing some big pitchers and a way more leaves.
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I did propagate the redish one from a pitcher and you can see it gets enough light to get colored :

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By Viko89
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Shadowtski wrote:It's possible you have an albino clone.
Try switching the positions of the two pots.
See if that makes a difference.
Oh, so there are albinos cephalotus ? I tried to look for that on google but couldn't really find informations about it.
About switching the pots, I did it a few times but they're both against eachother and right under the light.
they always been like that since the day I received them.
I took a leaf off the green one to try a duplication and if it works I'll see how it reacts.
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Just send me a leaf of that nice green ceph...
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Two more pics of it :

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The leaf I took from Mr Green doesn't look like showing death signs after 3 weeks, fingers crossed.
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If it takes just send it to me! :)


Seriously.
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Lol, you sound like you're really interested in it. That would only be the 2nd one, I need to propagate it as much as I can.
By the way, is it rare to have that potentialy green form on cephalotus ?
Copper2 wrote:If it takes just send it to me! :)
Seriously.

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Little update :
Mr Green grew more pitchers and lost some leafs but still looks good :
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It has those 2 light red lines on the inside of the lid though
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The cool thing is it's growing a basal shoot :
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NB : the leaf pulling is still green so I'm waiting, waiting, waiting... but it's not boosting it to show some new growing life
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By Viko89
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We went through a bad heatwave this summer.
Unfortunatly, the green cephalotus died.
BUT... I took a leaf off of it a few weeks before it happened and IT TOOK !
So here's what the duplication looks like for now (just like its feu-mom, the baby looks just green with no trace of red) :
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There's still hope to save "my precious".
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