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Posted 16 June 2012 - 18:09 PM

Looking forward to see more photos of ur seedlings soon! :)

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 19:56 PM

hi, just took some new photo's tonight, got a snap of my 3rd (tiny) seeling. all planted at the same time but this ones still really small.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:01 PM

I'm absolutely amazed at the size of plant 1 and 2! How on earth have you got them to grow so large in such a short period of time?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:09 PM

I'd love to know to. Do you give them fertilizer or something like that?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:20 PM

hi, haha im not sure myself?! i only started keeping cephs 2 years ago, i just keep them in a tray on my kitchen window cill all year round, its south facing and they seem to do well. iv never fertilsed my plants, they eat what they catch. one thing i have noticed which im not sure if it is contributing to them doing so well is in the summer my trays and the soil get alot of small black flys living in the damp conditions... they dont seem to do the plants any harm (i.e not green fly/ blackfly... but like tiny black blue bottles??)they hover around and just seem to live on the water and damp soil, i think my plants must eat alot of these, i dont force feed them normally unless i happen to kill an annoying fly trapped in the house with a news paper lol.

the soil i use is just from ebay bought as saracena compost.

iv got some other clones too and all my plants seem to do well but these 2 seedlings grow noticeably quicker.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:25 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:29 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:33 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:37 PM

They can be troublesome for seedlings.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:38 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2012 - 21:10 PM

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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Posted 19 June 2012 - 19:30 PM

Wow very nice! :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 19:53 PM

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"

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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.

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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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Posted 23 June 2012 - 22:44 PM

Wow :blink: very nice colors !

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 15:45 PM

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

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

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 16:44 PM

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

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 16:57 PM

soon i hope! lol :laugh1:

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 22:52 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

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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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

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?