I totally adore my single little Cephalotus which I have managed to keep going for quite a few years. It doesn't seem to have grown that much or really spread across the new bigger pot after I repotted it a few years ago. I understand they're fairly slow growing(?) but hoped I might be able to get a decent sized clump in the pot some day rather than one little plant surrounded by bare soil and moss. I have on occasion dropped a spider or a few ants into the pitchers (my cat tends to catch spiders and ants get accidentally killed in the kitchen, all fresh not dead for ages). I have also tried some freeze dried tubifex worms and so far the plant doesn't seem to have shown any negative effects. I did read somewhere about using a single osmocote slow release granule in the pitchers? I was considering trying that?
I water it through the tray method, following info I had read I let the water disappear and the tray dries up before it is refilled. Seems to have worked so far, for a couple of years I worried I had neglected it as it would dry up without me realising and I would quickly fill it up again. It's on a south facing windowsill as well by the way.
Edited by martyp, 30 June 2012 - 09:57 AM.