GreenCurry

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  1. I was impressed that one developed two growth points. It does seem the moss has starting to out grow them which got me worried but I think the sun has weakened or even killed the moss not so hopefully if will just star growing. They are about 18 months so hopefully they will start to grow a bit faster :)
  2. These leaf cutting are probably the best part of 18 months + old. They took ages to root - 6 months plus but since putting them outdoors they have start to actually show signs of growth but are still very slow. Is this normal for hem to grow this slow ? Kind of a ceph noob and this was my first attempt at taking leak cuttings. Think I have 8 leaves and 6 rooted, but very slowly. The parent pant is the biggest one of course and it is putting out lots of big leaves and seems to be doing well in direct sun. I ensure that the medium is always damp but sometimes the parent plant does come close
  3. Is it normal for leaves to turn yellow over many months? It's only a few but every few weeks or so I notice another one or two yellow leaves appearing and a couple of very small dead brown pithers. I always pull yellow leaves and dead pitchers but is this normal or could someyhing be wrong. The ceph is kept in a bathroom windowsill that doesnt get that much light as it facing the worst dircetion for growing plant (what ever direction that is, South?) It also gets very steamy when Im taking a shower but at first I thought this could be good for it as high humidity but now im not sure. What do
  4. Thanks loligo1964. I have done some more reading and it looks relatively easy. Might give it ago when my ceph starts growing again.
  5. Can cuttings be taken form a Cephalotus and where and how to cut ? I have a nice healthy plant and would like a couple more and thought cutting may work.
  6. I have added some water to the VFT because the soil was so dry, is that bad if I added some water if it is dorment ? I think my Ceph is hiberniting also then because the growth has almost stopped. I thought to myself those exact temperatures of my windowsill.
  7. As I live in a 1st floor flat and have no garden getting rain water, enought to water my plants is very hard without looking like a mental patient using a bucket to scoppp out water from a puddle. With all this snow around at the moment, can I collect it , melt it and use it to water my plants in the same way as rain water ?
  8. I started watering my VFT less over the last few months because of the temps getting lower and lower. The problem it looked like the soil was damp in my VFT pot but in fact it was bone dry and proably has been for some weeks. I noticed the flower stalk has was growing abit very slowly, I plucked the flower off when it began to grow to preserve energy because it was the beginning of winter. The VFT is still green with the normal 5-6 black leaf with traps that I just removed but the green traps are unresponsive, they will not close even if I prod them with my finger. Is my VFT dead or is it dor
  9. My small Ventrata isn't the issue here but it was purchased from a garden centre about 4 months ago and was small then but has since doubled in size and grew 3 or for pitches. They are not big because the plant itself is not big compared to some monsters I have seen in flower shops and on the net. I did notice that it grew alot faster when it was getting direct sunlight but it still seems to grow well in indirect sunlight next to my computer, anyway my question is what Nepenthes grows well in low humidity such as the Ventrata as I can not give it any really special care. I think a "low-lander"
  10. Hi, I already have a N x Ventrata that is still very small with the biggest cup being 3 cm. I want to get another Nepenthes but I am not sure what would be the best one. I know N x Ventrata are good for beginners as the do not require and special care besides the obvious. I would like a Nepethes that requires little humidty and would grow well in a shaded windowsill. My Hardiness zone is zone 9 and it will be grown indoors on a windowsill as I said. What Nepenthes would you recommend ?
  11. Heres a update. I sprayed a few times over a few weeks with Roseclear which is sulpher based and repotted into a taller bigger pot. It looks like it was due to the change in enviroment such as temperture or humidity because some pitchers have died back but there are at least 5 tiny new pitchers growing and more leaves poking through the soil so the plant is definatly alive and kicking The white mold seems to have disappeared too which is due to the Roseclear probably.
  12. Just say I already gave a light misting, would one treatment kill my ceph? IF I had used the fungicide would it be best to flush the soil with plenty of water
  13. I would say it looks like mildew! Will this stuff work ? http://www.elmsteadnurseries.co.uk/Murphy-...e_400_1APG0.jpg
  14. Anything else I can use apart from neem oil, I'm broke. Weak solution of bleach or H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) ??? There is definatly a white substance on a couple of leaves that are not visable in the photos. Funny Mobile
  15. Pictures at last. A few weeks ago: Today:
  16. Did your completely die back and then regrow or was there new green growth forming while it was turning brown at the same time ? From what I have read and what people have said I think my growing conditions are not as good as the person I bought it from and so the plant is getting used to its new enviroment, at least I hope this is the situation. When did you get you ceph garyhove as it sound like we have the same problem, maybe. I have read that if a Ceph dies for any reason then it is best to leave it alone and wait as new growth and finally a new Ceph will eventually appear, is this true
  17. Nice plant Yes it was potted. I can't post pic untill tomorrow, galfriend left the camera in her bag and she gone to work.
  18. Picture will be coming soon but just like to say that when I water it I use a syringe with the needle taken off so I can slowly injuct water between the leaves and pitchers so the plant itself stays dry. If I remeber correctly the plant arrived in the post about 3 weeks ago (give or take a few days) The first week was fine but it has only been over the last two weeks the plant has stated looking abit unhealthy. The leaves are not really glossy but look kind of dry with no shine. A picture says a thousand words so I will post asap.
  19. I hope it is a natural cycle going on. I don't think it is over watered because I water it untill water starts to drain through the drainage holes and then I wait untill the water has evaperated to water it again, the tray it stands in is only a small round one that in onlt 1.5cm deep and the water level never goes above a few millimetres. I will post some picks of the ceph when I get home from work, I will post what it looks like now and what it looked like a few weeks ago.
  20. I have had a ceph for a few weeks now and it's looking alot more dry than when I first got it, some of the larger pitchers are drying up and shrivvling and two of the smaller pitchers have completely shrivvled and died. There is some small bright green growth that has appeared and a one new bright green pitcher has appeared and starting to form. Some leaves on the crown of the plant have also died and turned brown Any ideas what could be wrong ? The plant is in a windowsill and is watered with dionised water 3-4 times a week.
  21. How long does a pitcher on a Cephalotus last before it withers and dies ?
  22. I got it from this kind man http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32286 He has a open day in July and so he might have some more. Think I was really lucky to find such a nice plant.