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  1. Hi guys, I'm ressurecting this thread as I have got around to putting my money & Cephalotus were my mouth/fingers is/are, eventually. Let the experiment begin! I will only be using two of my Cephalotus typical leaf pull/cuttings at first for now, as I only have the ability to make a 1:1 peat/perlite mix at the moment. A bad lack of supplies at present, will be rectified in the next couple of weeks, so as I can try some variations in substrate. It will be interesting to see how quickly the standard substrate drys in the air-pots first. Anyway, below is a pic of my Ceph typical cuttings qu
  2. Some very interesting ideas being brought up here. I never considered the net pots for Cephalotus, as I was always concerned about the roots getting entangled in the mesh. I had considered using terracotta pots in another container lined with various airy substrates, perlite, clay pebbles, charcoal, gravel for instance, but never got around to it. It seems I may have some work ahead of me to get these ideas up & running. It will be interesting to see if there is any difference between Air-pots & Net-pots surrounded by various substrates. Probably not & may be an experiment in fu
  3. Yeh thats it, exactly my line of thinking. Also due to the design of the pots, I was wondering if they could be used like a heatink. I realise that they are plastic & not metal, but the the surface area is much greater, so in conjunction with the airation, should keep things nice & cool. I think I may be getting little elaborate with this idea, but will give it a go anyway. In regards to the net pots, do you place them in another container or do you use them in the hydroponic sense? Mark
  4. Update below Hi Guys, I was checking out the interweb today, with regards to potting on a Ceph & I chanced upon these Airpots. Airpots Airpots Explained I was thinking of trying one out as an experiment & I am just throwing the idea out into the ether, for thoughts & opinions. These Airpots may be an interesting experiment in regards to Cephalotus, but I'm not sure if they would be of any benefit for other CP's? Thanks Mark 'Seeker of Cephalotus clones'
  5. Cephalotus Clones

    1. Valo

      Valo

      Interested in any clone's that are available?

  6. Valo

    Pinguicula

  7. Well, not to extract the urine or such I wont be eating or smoking my Cephs. Your point is taken & I do understand the risk, but it works for me! I woudnt use it on anything I intend to injest, just in case, although other gardeners advocate the stuff, especially in regards to leafy veg. But then there are others who dont. I only spray the plants once a month & havent had any problems yet, fingers crossed! I would be grateful for any further input regarding this urine extract, SB Plant Invigorator, especially in regards to the use of it on CPs Thanks & best regards Mark
  8. Hi Guys, thanks for your replies. This Cephalotus had a troubled start in life, thanks to a dodgy bag of moss peat. The problem was only rectified due to noticing other plants obtained around the end of July 2010, taking a major nosedive into oblivion. I took the first pic just after repotting it & has been doing well ever since. Well it did require some tlc, trichoderma & another one of my favorite substances to abuse, SB Plant Invigorator http://www.sbproducts.co.uk/ I love this stuff, I use it for everything. Great as a foliar feed & also as a bug/mildew (aphids,scale,spide
  9. Hi all, Just thought of putting these pics of my Cephalotus (Typical) with almost exactly one years growth between each pic & see what you all thought? The Begining The Current Thanks for looking, Mark
  10. Hi all, can somebody tell which species of Sarracenia this is? Is it a hybrid? Thanks for looking Mark
  11. Valo

    My CP's

    An obsession in its infancy!
  12. Well James, I did speak to soon, I asked for that. I should not have mentioned my insect concerns in my original post. The sun is splitting the trees today & every bug has gone into party mode. Fruit flies have certainly appeared in large quantities in the last couple of weeks. In regards to the weather, we have had the wettest July for 40 years, August was not much better, but the large amount of rain has indeed been helpful in certain ways, plenty of water for plants! Whether there are plenty of insects or not, is beside the point, its not really what I am trying to find out. I am j
  13. Hi all, Im just curious to know what fertilizers you use for your CP's, if you do use them? Do you use different fertilizers for different plants or one for all? In what quantities & how do you distribute the fertilizer to the plants? I have the following plant elixers (used for non CP's), & I would be interested to know if anybody has used them for CP's 1. SB Plant Invigorator 2. Miracle-Grow (Standard) 3. Miracle-Grow (Ericaceous) 4. Orchid Focus 5. Baby Bio This is just a bit of research on my part, to satisfy a curiosity. I do understand that insects are the bes
  14. Hi Si, yes bog standard moss peat (excuse the pun), more specifically is your only option. The vast majority of CP's will not tolerate any neutrients in their substrate, so avoid any moss peat with additives, it will kill your plants. try & get sphagnum moss peat, as it usually doesnt have a load of extra crap in it. Im in Ireland & B&Q dont sell ordinary moss peat on principal, because of the destruction of bogs. But saying that, they do sell peat based compost, confused?? Heres a few named varieties you could try & find in a garden centre near you? Shamrock Arthur Bower