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By Frothy_Milk
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Joined:  Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm
I would definitely call myself a newbie to growing carnivorous plants. I have been growing a sarracenia, two dionaea, utricularia, and drosera binata for a few months now, and would love to expand my collection sometime soon. And when I mean soon, I mean after summer is almost over (I'll be away from home for most of summer).

I have been interested in cephalotus, and I have done a good amount of research on how to care for them and grow them, but is cephalotus a good "beginner" plant? Would any cephalotus veterans be able to tell me their experience with growing them?

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By Wikiwakawakawee
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Joined:  Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:30 pm
Im no expert on cephs, but I'm pretty sure they're one of the harder plants to care for based on what I've read about them.
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By nimbulan
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Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
Cephalotus have a reputation for being difficult that I'm pretty sure is undeserved. I think the main issue is that most people want to treat them like tropical plants when they really do need a bit of a winter dormancy to stay healthy.
By Adelaide
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Joined:  Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:05 pm
I totally ignore mine and it does fine.
By Bhart90
Posts:  729
Joined:  Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:38 pm
Agreed, I ignore kine as well. One of those things that don't care to be pampered.
By Sakaaaaa
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Joined:  Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 pm
The thing that makes me reluctant to buy cephs are that they are slow growers.

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