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  1. Apologize a stupid question... I see in a lot of cephalotus growers photos plants of droseras in cephalotus pots... At the first times I thought it was due to Drosera seeds lost in sphagnum... But now I've red that someone prefers grow cephalotus with a "friend plant".. Does it help to grow better the cephalotus?
  2. Are they hard or soft?
  3. If it is in bad conditions I suggest You To cover it with a plastic bag, but pay attention: when the plant isn't very healty, there is higer risk of mould and pythium...
  4. Thank You, I 've understood! I think that next summer it will give You some satisfaction;-)
  5. Beautiful plant!!! Why do You say hummer's giant "seedling", Is it boarn from seed of a self-pollinated hummer or, like I think, it is an hummer leaf cutting or root cutting? Fore me it is quite mature, If well grown next year it will put its first adult pitchers;-) good luck!
  6. Don't worry: if the roots are still in the earth, they can reboarn (I've seen wild P. Alpina do it!)... Other thing: 3 weeks ago I went to montain and the pings have the first hibernacula... I hope some of Your pings were asleep and You've don't see them;-)
  7. Hi! Read the informations in this internet site: it is a very good help.
  8. Very nice!! Congratulations!!!!!!
  9. :-):-) never seen!!! It's not good place for impollinator bugs:-D:-D
  10. Hi, I know You are more expert of me, but in my growing conditions I prefer to use quartz sand that I buy in aquarium shops... If it is cheaper (as in my country, were there isn't perlite and so when arrives a bag it is really expensive) I'd use it... In my growing conditions, for vft, droseras, pinguiculas (grandiflora, chilensis) and cephalotus works better than perlite... For plants that needs fresh roots, like heliamphora, cephalotus and other pinguiculas (mexican, Poldinii, hirtiflora....) I use pots filled of river sand (for heliamphora and any chepalotus I envolve the roots with live sphagnum), with always 4-5 cm of water in the tray... so cephalotus grow well in direct sun and very dry conditions, where temperatures are frequently upper 40 degrees... When I cultivated them in peat-sand they don't grow well because the upper substrate were always completaly dry;-)
  11. Thank You, guys... I live in a very hot and dry place, so y must grow sphagnum only in shade and very wet conditions...I've never seeen this red;-)
  12. Beautiful plant!!! Only a question: do You use red sphagnum or it is a typical one that shows this colour in Your growing conditions ?
  13. I grow my plants in the south of Italy, very near To north Africa... The climate Is very hot (minimum 5 degrees-maximum 40 degrees) and dry conditions... I put in every period of the year the leaves of cephalotus in pure sphagnum in a plastic box, than I cover with kitchen film. I put all in a north-facing windowswill, out of the house, when never arrive direct sun.. 100% of success (only three leaves)... The bigger one, after one year, Is putting the first adult pitcher... Now I'm trying To do a leaf pulling in pure sand... A curious thing: with the same method is forming a root one of four juvenile pither of heliamphora heterodoxa per minor (25% success) ;-)
  14. Yes, sieve!!! :-D Thank You... Sarracenia seeds may do cold stratification I think, but I tell it for reading, I don't grow Sarracenias;-) If the weather where do You grows Your plants is quite cold, the natural stratification is the best;-)
  15. If You have a terrarium or artificial light You can sow drosera's seeds everytime in the year... If not, You can sowing them now, but in the winter You must to protect fon cold the seedlings, growing them in a very louminous windowswill or in a greenhouse... For sarracenia seeds and for all plants I use my usual compost 1:1 peat and Quartz sand;-) if you're afraid that quarz can Be a problem for the smallers roots of the seedling, You can put the upper line of pure peat, and if peat has very big pieces, You can eliminate them put the peat on a net for mosquitos and shaking it (there Is an instrument for kitchen that do this work, but i don't know its English name:-D:-D)
  16. Thanks a lot!!!! It is a wonderful plant!!!! I'm very happy to see a plant so precious and To know that is Your, unique, because born from seed!!! At the moment I'm in holidays and I can't make photos, and I'm so "slow-mind" that I've enough learned to post photos in Thread... But if You go in the public galery or in my galery You can see one photo of my young "big boy":-) I love cephalotus, but I've not a great experience with this plant, so I'm reding Your thrreads to learn more and I'm doing experience expecially with the "carniflora" typical form:-) :-)
  17. For me Your Is not a bad plant!!it seems healty!!!;-)
  18. Argo88


    Ahahahah.... Extraordinary plant!!!;-)
  19. Argo88

    real Hummer's Giant

    Thank You very very much!!! I'll tray this mix!!! P.s: nice To meet You!!!:-)
  20. Thanks a lot, Dimitar!!!! So my plant's don't have these genes;-) but perhaps in future I'll have one:-) I've love yours seed grown cephalotus... Now i'm waiting my plants flowers to sow their seeds! Please, post some other seed grown cephalotus photos;-)
  21. Beautiful plant!!!! Really nice shape and colors! Dimitar, can I ask You a question? I love vertical lids that I see in a lot of your clones, also in the typical form... I've got three young cephalotus that are doing their first adult pitcher... Their lids are more closed than yours... Dó You think that it is due To their young edge or To wrong growing Conditions? Thank You very much! My dream is To have one day a cephalotus beautiful as the plant in these photos!!:-)