Kess

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  • Birthday 03/22/1964

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  1. Kess

    Nooooooo!

    Thanks for the advice. I'll isolate it from the other plants and hope for the best. I only repotted it because it was getting overrun by moss (like the one in the background of my photo), otherwise it was growing really well. Wish I hadn't bothered now...
  2. Kess

    Nooooooo!

    Thanks for the advice. I'll isolate it from the other plants and hope for the best. I only repotted it because it was getting overrun by moss (like the one in the background of my photo), otherwise it was growing really well. Wish I hadn't bothered now...
  3. Kess

    Nooooooo!

    I foolishly repotted my one and only Eden Black a couple of months ago and the little devil has dropped dead (the first Ceph I've ever had die on me, and it would be the EB ). Is it worth keeping the remains in case some fragment might have survived and will reappear in the coming months, or is it a goner?
  4. Kess

    Moss Control

    I have a tray of VFT seedlings that are doing well, but a lot of surface moss has also appeared which is threatening to engulf the seedlings. I fear that any attempt to pull out the moss will also damage the seedlings. Is there any way to eliminate (or at least suppress) the moss and also prevent it from growing in future? Thanks, Chris
  5. Hi Stephen, I'm also interested - I've sent you a PM. Chris
  6. Thanks for the advice. I've found my Cephalotus's are pretty tough (if a bit temperamental) so I'll let it flower and see what happens... Chris
  7. One of my Cephs is starting to develop a flower stalk, the first time I've had one. Although it will be interesting to see it flower, I recall reading that some CPs can be severely weakened by flowering. Are Cephs among those - should I cut off the stalk to avoid weakening the plant? Chris
  8. It's usual to cut down the watering of indoor VFTs during winter dormancy, but I've got some planted in a bog garden outdoors and wondered if I should cover them to protect them from excessive rainfall (they're getting drenched at the moment!). Does anyone know? Thanks.
  9. Kess

    Zombie Cephalotus

    It's currently on a windowsill in an unheated conservatory here in the (not very sunny) UK. Temperature at the moment is around 20-25C, humidity around 50-60%. I'm watering it using the tray method, letting the water run out before topping it up again to try to avoid overwetting the roots. Perhaps it's just recovering (or sulking) because it was sent to me through the post.
  10. I bought my first Ceph a couple of months ago. While my other CPs are busily growing, dying etc., the Ceph appears to be in a state of suspended animation. It looks green and healthy but I haven't noticed any sign of new leaves since I got it. Is ultra-slow growth normal for Cephs?
  11. It will be nice if my little new Cephalotus also displays the same attitude...
  12. Well, this is a nice surprise. Since mentioning that my little Nep had lost all its pitchers a few months ago, it's suddenly started to develop the most enormous pitchers for its size. I'm not sure what the trick was. Perhaps it just needed time to recover from being sent through the post, or perhaps it's the result of the recent warmer weather. I did put a plastic bag over it for a few weeks to get the humidity up, and now have it sat above a saucer of water and spray it daily. Anyway, it's looking very good now:
  13. Kess

    My First Ceph

    Nice plant! Do you mind if I ask where you acquired it? I would like to buy a Ceph too, but the only seller I've found so far in the UK is Hewitt-Cooper. Is yours one of theirs?
  14. Kess

    Leaning pitchers

    It's what it happened to be planted in when I bought it. I do have a 2nd Sarracenia in peat/perlite but that's only just started to send up its shoots - it will be interesting to see if its pitchers stay up better.
  15. Kess

    Leaning pitchers

    It's a S. Catesbaei, located on a conversatory windowsill so gets plenty of light.