JohnP

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  1. JohnP

    repot

    I prefer to divide or repot anytime from late autumn to early spring. There's a greater risk of leaf and pitcher loss in the hotter months.
  2. Hello Chris, Your Cephalotus will do well on a sunny windowsill if you have any doubts about low winter temperatures. Just keep an eye out for any fungal problems and treat accordingly.
  3. I watch this program every week, so I'll look out for you.
  4. JohnP

    Repot or not?

    I find that Cephalotus fare much better when they are repotted in cooler conditions. I repot mine in October or March.
  5. Try putting it under a propagator dome ( or ventilated plastic bag) to increase humidity and keep it somewhere cool and shaded until it shows signs of recovery. Watch carefully though for signs of fungus and treat as needed.
  6. I did not want to risk the dye damaging the plants.
  7. I too had also been wondering what had happened to Adrian Slack. Thanks for the link , an excellent article!
  8. I've picked this type up by mistake once in the past. I decided not to use it on my CP's.
  9. I also have more success with dividing or repotting Cephalotus in the autumn. I always put them under a propagator cover for several weeks anyway regardless of the season.
  10. I have used it in the past but I agree that the coarser sharp sand is the best option.
  11. I ran a small successful trial with Moorland Gold last year on my Cephalotus. I will be using this from now on.
  12. It is ok to use. I have a small bag that is labelled as Special Seed Perlite. The label states that it is a fine grade for seed compost. However for plants such as Sarracenia and Cephalotus the coarser grade is better for providing the greatest aeration of the compost. You could use it up for smaller plants/cuttings and seedlings in small pots or trays.
  13. I always use a coarse grade of perlite with my CP's.
  14. JohnP

    Moorland Gold

    I used Moorland Gold for the first time last autumn on a batch of Cephalotus divisions. I have found it to be just as good as ordinary peat. The only downside is that I have had to weed out a lot of grass seedlings from the pots.