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By avadakedavra
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My first Cephalotus came to my house on 18th May and all leaves were green.

Now two of their pitchers become yellow. but still hard.
Very small pitchers which are brown there are under big leaves they are soft.

New leaves are coming. They are almost flat and narrow.

One leaf cutting propagation aside edge of this pot and it has new roots now and green.


Is this usual cycle or something wrong ?
Should I take these yellow leaves and brown pitchers off ?

Please tell me what is happened.
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By Bob Beer
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Can you give some details about your soil mix, watering and light?


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By avadakedavra
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Bob Beer wrote:Can you give some details about your soil mix, watering and light?


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Soil is living Sphagnum moss.
Light is by the window not direct sun.
( I think too dark )

I use clear plastic box.
sometimes open it to give air moving
after that I give much water
I don't leave water at the bottom of plastic box

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same place at this picture (this is afternoon)

plastic box is this
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By HeliamphoraWalnut
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I would give it more sun, but I think the plant is just adjusting to its new home.
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By avadakedavra
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HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I would give it more sun, but I think the plant is just adjusting to its new home.
Thank you for your advice.
I'll give it more sun.
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By boarderlib
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HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I would give it more sun, but I think the plant is just adjusting to its new home.
I agree with this assessment.

I would like to add in my experience cephs grow just fine at ambient household humidity levels. I grow mine on an open air rack and they do just fine. I will bag smaller plants or newly established divisions to adjust them to my conditions though. So keeping it in an enclosed container permanently isn't really necessary. That just creates more work for you, and personally I'm lazy and the less I have to do to take care of my collection the betterImage

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By Bob Beer
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I'd suggest you get rid of the dome for sure. They don't want that steamy wetness, and air circulation is also beneficial. I'm a little bit new at Cephalotus myself but most of the people I've talked with who have success use a fairly open mix, like 60:40 perlite peat. I water when things start feeling a little dry on top, just enough for the water to all be absorbed and with little or no standing water. That's working well for me, and a non-carnivorous leaf pulling I did a couple weeks ago is fine in it.


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By Bob Beer
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Also many who seem to be really successful with them are using fairly deep containers. They're said to like plenty of root run; I think as long as the soil is open and you're careful with the watering, the larger-deeper pot makes for a more stabile environment. (Small pots are fine for plants that want wetness when you're standing them in water, but can go bone dry quickly - not an issue for, say, Mexican Pings that like to dry out more between waterings.)


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By avadakedavra
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Bob Beer wrote:Also many who seem to be really successful with them are using fairly deep containers. They're said to like plenty of root run; I think as long as the soil is open and you're careful with the watering, the larger-deeper pot makes for a more stabile environment. (Small pots are fine for plants that want wetness when you're standing them in water, but can go bone dry quickly - not an issue for, say, Mexican Pings that like to dry out more between waterings.)


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Thanks for your advice.
May I repot my cephalotus now ?
It is rainy season here in Japan.
Temperature is between 18-30 Celsius.
I will try long pot like this.
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Now its pot is 2.5 inches.
May I repot it in 3 or 4 inches pot ?
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By avadakedavra
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boarderlib wrote:
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I would give it more sun, but I think the plant is just adjusting to its new home.
I agree with this assessment.

I would like to add in my experience cephs grow just fine at ambient household humidity levels. I grow mine on an open air rack and they do just fine. I will bag smaller plants or newly established divisions to adjust them to my conditions though. So keeping it in an enclosed container permanently isn't really necessary. That just creates more work for you, and personally I'm lazy and the less I have to do to take care of my collection the betterImage

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Thank you for your advice.
I will open the plastic box a little and try to adjust it open air.
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By Bob Beer
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I don't see why not, and try a light soil mix of peat and perlite. Anyone else see any problem with that?


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By avadakedavra
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Bob Beer wrote:I don't see why not, and try a light soil mix of peat and perlite. Anyone else see any problem with that?


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I don't know when is the best season for repotting.
Cephalotus is a expensive for me, I've lost my nerve to take care of it.

But your advice cheer me up.
I will repot my cephalotus this weekend ImageImageImage
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By Bob Beer
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I repotted mine 3 weeks ago. Just be gentle with the roots. Here you can see my soil mix. It's light and open but stays moist enough for a weedy little Drosera capensis to live in it. :-). Image


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By Frothy_Milk
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Have more sun and a little less moisture. Cephalotus can get crown rot and more moisture is worse than less.


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By avadakedavra
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Bob Beer wrote:I repotted mine 3 weeks ago. Just be gentle with the roots. Here you can see my soil mix. It's light and open but stays moist enough for a weedy little Drosera capensis to live in it. :-). Image


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It looks nice Image
and little Drosera is very cute.

I'll get perlite and peat tomorrow !

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