KissMegan wrote:I did what jwbates said and got them covered with a little slit for air movement
Best of luck...These little guys are pretty tough. I've gotten one off eBay for $10 and it was a little guy. I've done so much to kill that thing but it's stuck it out and is doing great. I think I've killed it down to the rhizome twice. Once I forgot to water it and it was in a small pot and the other time my light fixture feel on it and burnt all the pitchers. Its came back every time.
When I first got my Cephs. I did keep them on the dryer side. I've mentioned in my Ceph post that I don't like moss around the crown. I've noticed a quicker deterioration in the pitchers which I contributed to the moss around the crown holding in to much moisture. Once I pulled out all the moss my pitchers seemed to last longer, but that could have been my conditions too.
I watered my Ceph thoroughly soaking their media. Even letting the pots sit in water for a couple hours. Then I drained off all the water and waited for the top lay of the soil to dry. Just like watering flytraps. This has worked very well for me. A lot of growers say they haven't had any problem leaving their pots in a tray of water. I've never done that for a long period of time. The most my Cephs. sat in water was a couple of days on hot summer days.
I hope you find success. Once they are happy they grow quickly. Under florescent lights they color up nicely. One other suggestion. If you're anything like I was with my first Ceph you'll look at it every 15 minutes so you may already do it... My suggestion would be to remove the cover once or twice a day to get a fresh air exchange. Doesn't have to be long. This will help with air exchange and may help in prevent mold.