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  1. There are some discussions about the difference between German Giant and Hummers Giant but nothing about concrete measurement.
  2. Dimitar, we both just start this and hopefully it will end up in an highly agreed measurement system for Cephalotus. I hope too that more peeps take part.
  3. Ok we can say 8 cm is normal and more is a giant plant.
  4. Here my suggestion for measurement of a Cephalotus. First if it's a giant one. Pitchers less than 7 cm is normal and more than 7 cm is giant. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?app=galleryℑ=8382 and if it's a fat boy. Everything less then 3 cm is normal and more than 3 cm is a fat boy. http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?app=galleryℑ=8381 What do you mean
  5. For me it is simple.If a plant has pitchers with around 5cm to 7cm its a normal plant and if the pitchers reach 8 or more it is a giant.
  6. Thank you mobile it's much more easier to read. Dimitar, I don't want to say there is no giant plant of Cephalotus outside nor the article will do so.Interesting pictures of stock plants.Watering from above. I only posted the link cause I found it useful to read all information and arguments. What I found very very interesting in the article cause it sounds plausible and would explain why some plants are bigger or darker than others: "The propagation of seedlings and cuttings in vitro promotes the doubling, tripling, and even quadrupling of chromosomes in plant cells (Demoise, 1969) . This phenomenon is known as polyploidy. When plants have extra chromosomes, they usually have larger characters: larger fruits, flowers, and leaves. Furthermore, The use of alkaloid chemicals in horticulture such as colchicine, a known polyploidy inducer, naturally produced by a plant Colchicum autumnale or Autumn crocus, has been a common practice since the mid 1940’s to improve physical characteristics of plants (Dawe, 1998) . It is by no means implied that the origins of the “Hummer’s Giant” and the “true giant” are due to chromosome duplication or to exposure to polyploidy inducers. Scientific data is needed to confirm or discard the hypothesis of chromosomal duplication. It is, however, a very plausible explanation on how these giant clones arose, keeping in mind that the general consensus regarding Cephalotus follicularis pitcher size is that they are small and no larger than 5 cm (1.96 inches)." Regards Alexander
  7. Here an article from 2003 which may helps. http://www.auscps.com/ftn/Carniflora1.pdf Alexander
  8. Dear Isao Thank you for the major WOW. :-) The plant was in my unheated greenhouse in a more shadier area. It colours up very nicely since the temperatures drop down under 10 degrees centigrad. Full sun was not necessary and also the plant was not stressed. Since I haven´t repotted the plant this year I think the PH was constant the same and doesn´t play a rule in coloration. Nor the potting mix does play a rule. I don´t know if high humidity plays a rule cause humidity get´s higher in my greenhouse in winter season.Hope this helps. Kind regards Alexander
  9. Hello Is there any observation that a Cephalotus plant after blooming is worse growing than before or does the flower do not harm the plant or the growing of the plant? Alexander
  10. Dear Isao You are welcome. And here a little update of the plant.Pictures I shot today. http://forum.carnivoren.org/index.php?/topic/37440-mein-bester-darlingtonia-topf/?p=190428 Regards Alexander
  11. Dear Isao Thank you for asking. No, my box is only a foam box with little drain holes. Filled with peat and a very big layer of living sphagnum. Plant get watered every few days from above. Pot is standing in the greenhouse where temperatures get very high. The sphagnum is evaporating water and that means it has a natural cooling system. But may be it's not that important with the root cooling.Look here: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=52604 All the best Alexander
  12. This is my Darlingtonia red. If you scroll down you see how the plant has developed. http://forum.carnivoren.org/index.php?/topic/37440-mein-bester-darlingtonia-topf/?hl=darlingtonia
  13. For me it is U. reniformis or the small form of U. reniformis
  14. Never seen this before in culture.Great Johannes.
  15. Utricularia mannii great flower very good picture.
  16. Very good weather for my Leucophyllas and Leucophylla hybrids http://forum.carnivoren.org/index.php?/topic/38304-tolles-wetter-für-meine-leucophyllas/?p=187954
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