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Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:19 am
by dionaea muscipula
wow. i have noticed that cephs are slow growers(duh).. but! if it is grown healthy and well, it will still grow very slowly but it will produce A LOT of new pitchers

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:23 pm
by carnivorous1123
i love it, when i can get one (all sold out) they are popular plants! i have saved this page but iknow most of it from other cp apart from - damp not waterlogged! can't wait!!!

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:21 pm
by carnivorous1123
in england it rarely gets over 21 degrees celcius during summer! so what should i do about winter rest? if my room is like 20-30 in the winter can i put it by a fan or somthing? anyone from england grow this? and give me tips where you grow it and can share your experience?

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:44 am
by Malvin
Why cant you use miracle grow peat moss because i just got some.

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:33 am
by Matt
Malvin wrote:Why cant you use miracle grow peat moss because i just got some.

All miracle grow products are enriched. Enriched soil is a "no no" for most carnivorous plants. They need nutrient poor soil.

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:31 pm
by carnivorous1123
yeah, miricle grow add loads of nutrients beneficial to alot of plants, but in peat bogs carnviorous plants have adapted to low nutrient by eating bugs so it kills them and defeats the object of eating bugs :P , Liam

Re: Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! *UPDATED* (Underwork)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:22 am
by petmantis
Malvin wrote:Why cant you use miracle grow peat moss because i just got some.


carnivorous1123 wrote:yeah, miricle grow add loads of nutrients beneficial to alot of plants, but in peat bogs carnviorous plants have adapted to low nutrient by eating bugs so it kills them and defeats the object of eating bugs :P , Liam


Ahem.
http://terraforums.com/forums/showthrea ... racle+grow

Anything is possible.

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:54 am
by Matt
petmantis wrote:Ahem.
http://terraforums.com/forums/showthrea ... racle+grow

Anything is possible.

I wouldn't go quite that far :) But yes, Cephalotus is one of the exceptions of the no fertilizing rule. They seem to like the occasional fertilizing. I didn't know that they'd grow in enriched (Miracle-Gro) potting soil though. That's pretty amazing!

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:43 pm
by carnivorous1123
woah that link was really interesting :D ihave changed my mind ;) miricle grow may work with cephs!! i may never try it though..

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:29 am
by Oblivion
thanks for the info, i just got my first ceph'y today courtesy of snapperhead, and found it pretty interesting.

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:40 am
by Darkrai283
Oooh That sounds interesting ;)
I have three cephs right now which I repotted about a month ago as they were all cramped in a pot and since they're not growing any new traps or leaves, I might 'cut' the soil around it to a shape nearly the same as another smaller pot as I have to make sure I cause the smallest root disturbance and I might occasionally (about once in a week) add some fertiliser to them.

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:08 am
by Anthony
thx for the advice. I recently ordered 1 of these because they are so cute...
it arrived and was tiny, I planted in the proper mix and put it in the window. my window is facing and gets about 5-6 hrs of direct light and my Nepenthes thrive there. The plant just never adjusted and just dried up and died.
I was pretty bummed about it. But perhaps I'll give it another go with this plant

Re: Basic Cephalotus follicularis CareSheet! (Update)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:34 am
by HeliamphoraWalnut
Really nice and informative!
Thanks!