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Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:55 am
by Ryan0988
I have has a cephalotus for over a year now and I’ve decided to try moving it outdoors this summer. In its time next to a southern facing window its stayed green and all its pitchers even new adult ones have been empty with no digestive fluids. It has multiple adult pitchers and is in full fun under a clear plastic cover. Is this a good idea or am i going to kill my plant. Any advice would be appreciatedImage.

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:42 pm
by SundewWolf
Personally I would just buy a good LED growlight for it and keep it inside where its cool. When it gets really hot Cephalotus can suffer.

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:08 am
by Huntsmanshorn
I put one of mine outside last year as an experiment and it grew Okay but never really took off like I had hoped. If you do try it outside, I would lose the plastic cover and take several leaf pullings, just to be on the safe side.

Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:54 pm
by Ryan0988
SundewWolf wrote:Personally I would just buy a good LED growlight for it and keep it inside where its cool. When it gets really hot Cephalotus can suffer.


Im in zone 5 so it never really get above 85 degrees. Just in case it is now in a slightly shaded area. Thanks for the advice

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
by Ryan0988
Huntsmanshorn wrote:I put one of mine outside last year as an experiment and it grew Okay but never really took off like I had hoped. If you do try it outside, I would lose the plastic cover and take several leaf pullings, just to be on the safe side.


Im hesitate to take the plastic cover since the last time i let the crown get wet which was just an misting on the soil around the plant a brownish fungus grew on the crown and it stoped growing altogether for about 3 months. Its not like a dome just a piece of plastic to block the rain. I will probably take some leaf pullings just in case. Thanks for the advice
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Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:01 pm
by Ryan0988
The plant after 3 days outside. Not much different Image

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:52 am
by riveraXVX
my personal opinion on Cephs in my limited experience in our household. "if the ceph is happy leave it the @#$#@ alone" LOL

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:07 am
by Ryan0988
riveraXVX wrote:my personal opinion on Cephs in my limited experience in our household. "if the ceph is happy leave it the @#$#@ alone" LOL


That’s probably the safest option but you never gain anything if you never take a risk. So far its doing fine outdoors but I’m keep a close eye on it.

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:09 pm
by Ryan0988
Since there isn’t much about growing cephalotus outdoors im going to post my experience on this thread

Re: Should i move my cephalotus outdoors

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 pm
by Ryan0988
New pitcher is opening one crown is a bit yellowishImageImageImage