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Eden Black Seedlings

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forgot to say, i managed to take a leaf pulling from plant 2 a few days ago, hopefully it takes and i will see if it grows at the same rate :)

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If they fly then they are likely to be fungus gnats. If they just hop around the surface then they will be springtails.

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hi they do fly, iv googled fungus gnats and they could well be them, they look very similar. are they anything to worry about? during the summer i grow sweet peppers on the same window cil and they are around those plants too, i get them each year but havnt noticed any harm being caused.

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They can be troublesome for seedlings.

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I love how wide the mouths are on those! I guess I should like Hummer's Giant because it's big, but the mouth is so much smaller than the pitcher that you just don't get the same impact from seeing so many teeth vs. pitcher size.

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I gona to repot mine soon!!!

I would be suprised if any of my seedlings can grow into the size of plant 1 next year @@"

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update on these seedlings... with the weather slowly improving here they have shown good growth and improving colour. they we're sown just under 1 year ago.

plant 1 is showing good colour (this past week has been really sunny and its darkened alot) its producing small adult pitchers around 1"

Plant 1:

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plant 2 is bigger and quicker growing, already producing huge adult pitchers 1 and 3/4 inches! its colour is improving but its not as red as plant 1.

Plant 2:

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they have changed so much in such a short space of time, the weather is really helping. looking forward to see how they progress :)

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow :blink: very nice colors !

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Update:

took some new snaps this afternoon, both are showing good progress.

Plant 1 Top (notice second growing point starting):

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Plant 1 Side:

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Plant 1 Back:

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Plant 2 (still the larger of the two plants, growing well):

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Plant 2 Side:

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Plant 2 Back (notice 4 new adult pitchers coming!!):

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I wonder when, our if, the characteristic dark coloration of the parent will appear.

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soon i hope! lol :laugh1:

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I wonder when, our if, the characteristic dark coloration of the parent will appear.

Of the five seeds sent to a contact, only one is showing good colour and it did so very early. It is on here some where as "Son of Eden Black". The best of the others look more like those on here.

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well done andrew you have some lovely cephs , looks like you are as good with plants as you are with your fish

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Of the five seeds sent to a contact, only one is showing good colour and it did so very early. It is on here some where as "Son of Eden Black". The best of the others look more like those on here.

hi marcus, was it black from being tiny? my 3rd seedling... (the tiny one & only other that suvived) is quite red for its size, where as the other 2 we're green when tiny but grew much much quicker. but this ones red at the moment not really dark/black. do you have any photos of them?

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Of the five seeds sent to a contact, only one is showing good colour and it did so very early. It is on here some where as "Son of Eden Black". The best of the others look more like those on here.

here is the link http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=42499

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Unfortunately Sean reports that these plants are now deceased.

Oh, that's such a shame, the colouration was fantastic.

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Made a bad mistake last summer.

Decided to repot most of Cephalotus plants into 12 inch pots as spring was approaching but was a little worried that they may suffer as the warm days approached. All were repotted other than the EB seedlings. When the really hot days of summer arrived, all plants in small pots melted- including all EB seedlings.

Of course, every other plant placed into the larger pots thrived.

Still shattered.......

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Andrew how are your seedlings doing?

I have recently repotted my seedlings,

but I found it very difficult to seperate them as there are about 30 of them

some showing better colouration then others

Before:

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After:

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Doing really well! Still growing fast especially the biggest one, I'm on holiday til Saturday but il get some more photos to update you guys when I get home. Iv tried 4 leaf pullings but all failed :( wonder where I'm going wrong :(

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. Iv tried 4 leaf pullings but all failed :( wonder where I'm going wrong :(

are you getting whole leaf with broad base too?

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Yes the I took the whole leaf all 4 just turned brown I'm going to try again when I repot in spring. Il get some new photos for you guys :)

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