Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

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Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by Gambit00 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:29 pm

I was fortunate enough to order a Cephalotus from the Flytrap store, just wanted to leave a review of how happy I am with my purchase. Shipping was fast and the packaging of course expert. Matt & Leah were generous enough to give me 3 healthy little mounds:] not one dead pitcher in sight. These little guys look sturdy and I look forward to seeing them grow. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again. (Also there is still some in stock, I'm hoping someone buys them before I start asking family for an early birthday present lol) I've attached pictures, they are all taken with the flash on.
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Lots of newspaper keeping everything snug (some removed)
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Everything in its place
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My 3 little guys
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Another view, the smallest little guy has a bright purple pitcher hiding in the sphag:]
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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by SEWinans » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:33 am

FlytrapStore shipping is perfect. The plants are top notch.

Your cephs look awesome!!!

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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by AaaaNinja » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:16 am

I just got mine too, gradually introducing it to its new light source.

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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by Gambit00 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:09 am

Right now mine are inside adjusting too, I was hoping to eventually grow my Cephs outside. But Last week it was 108-110 degrees in my part of California, this week is supposed to be high 90's

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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by Gambit00 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:50 pm

Just wanted to do an update on my Flytrap store Cephs, the smallest Ceph didn't make it. I think due to some unidentified pests that I did an overall extermination on. The other 2 however are doing great. Compared to former pictures you can see all their new growth. I keep them in my sunniest window, water once a week, and keep a cut open sandwich bag over them to retain moisture.
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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by Matt » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:22 am

Gambit00 wrote:keep a cut open sandwich bag over them to retain moisture.

Ditch the sandwich bag! Judging by the algae growth and shine on the moss, the top of the moss is staying way too wet. It should be dry most of the time. Cephalotus do not need high humidity, only to have easy access to moisture in the soil. We grow all of ours in ambient humidity (20%-30%). If the crown and foliage is kept too damp, problems with powdery mildew and crown rot will creep in eventually.

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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by SFLguy » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:51 pm

I'm not a Ceph grower but maybe ditch the bag slowly? I've heard they don't like any rapid change
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Re: Cephalotus- Flytrap Store Review

by Benurmanii » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:26 pm

Matt wrote:
Gambit00 wrote:keep a cut open sandwich bag over them to retain moisture.

Ditch the sandwich bag! Judging by the algae growth and shine on the moss, the top of the moss is staying way too wet. It should be dry most of the time. Cephalotus do not need high humidity, only to have easy access to moisture in the soil. We grow all of ours in ambient humidity (20%-30%). If the crown and foliage is kept too damp, problems with powdery mildew and crown rot will creep in eventually.

Good luck!


I second this. I grow my ceph with a top layer of large-grain sand that I got from Nauz without a terrarium under two 4 bulb T5 fixtures, and if I'm not careful with watering it can still get a bit of powdery mildew.


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