snapperhead51

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  1. sorry no seed available now wrong time of year,
  2. your growing conditions show the true actual colour of the plant in the wild to Dimi , a great looking plant nice work
  3. got the plant from a guy in Sydney NSW ,few years a go , nice plants , just average size pitcher for me , reasonable colour nice ceph as they all are , just keep the name as i received it nothing more
  4. great work Dimi , plants are looking great and healthy as usual , great collection and veriety too :) love ya work
  5. nice littel pitchers , a bit differnt on now days with all looking to bigger is better , nice work :)
  6. nice colour on young pitchers Dimi , nice work :)
  7. yer agree, think it makes good sense , as the lids can be any where in differnt plants , nice pitcher by the way Carl
  8. only buy from either some one you know or some one recommended by another CP grower on here , as there are many rip off sellers out there just now, do not buy from China that for sure and take care on the Asain sellers too , many you dont get the seed what you have paid for!.
  9. Like to start a world wide thread to inform every one not to buy CP or orchid seed from china, as most if not all are are fake , and even Ebay knows it and still will not do any thing about it, as they dont want to miss out on the fees I'm guessing , have told Ebay and proven to them that seed I bought was fake and still ebay refuse to ban these crooks . wounder why ?? obviously Ebay's mandate has changed !! So please inform every one you know not to buy seed of any type from china ,as you all ready seen from threads here and on forums all are fake , its about time some one put a stop this this rip off situation sooner than later. I think most people that are ruglar to the forum will know what seed is what ,but still I see many are buying from China and getting taken for a ride. This is the photos I sent to ebay ,there responce was " you better ask for your money back !" I though one of ebays madates was to portect buys from being ripped off or selling of fake goods !! my be I have it all wrong ?? Actual Dracular orchid pods ,my own pollinations these are some ones forming Now the Drac Orchid seed sent from china As you can see not even close, and actual orchid seed is mainly like the size of dust particls . I though showing this to Ebay mite be enought to convice them that these sharks from china were just ripping us all off, seems not so . I all so challeneged the selles of the seed directly and of cause they siad they would look into it bbahhhh !! So just tell all you know just not to buy any Cp or Orchid seed from China at all . John
  10. No Dimi as its seems not to be a stable plant.
  11. O no , " nightmare on ceph street " no. ???
  12. nice shot Carl , look good with the dew-ie teeth
  13. time , paients and feeding and good sun will help ,, takeing the plant out fully bare root it totally will slow things down possibale for a full season to several months , let it recover J
  14. yer think dont get to big first off, but for sure as they start to get adult size or put on 1st adult pitchers , it best to get much lager pots for sure, I just cut the old pot off and put the whole frim mix in to a much larger pot and back fill with new mix , and they just go on as usual no step back at all ,root are all most never disturbed at all john
  15. just some clarifying information for this post , first off , only 1 cephalotus site is at a sea side site , that is Coal Mine beach site, all the rest are much further back inland and may be close at times to inland swamps/ soaks or land locked lakes ,with may be exception of a few but there still may be 1/2 a km from the actual sea shore . all sites are comprised of fine sand based soils as the whole area so far back in time were massive sand dunes and gradually getting plant compost added over the millions of years from trees, shrubs and grasses composting , most sites with may be only Nothcliffe to a degree ,are fine dune sand compost based , the compost soils has a very high level of this fine sand in all soil in these area's in many areas as high as 60% , the sand is probably from the granite that is predominate in the coastal areas of Albany , though I have not investigated that part , but the sand is very fine grade and pure white indeed . when taking PPM reading from water in winter at some sites the ppm reading was quite unexpectedly high ,the water dose not hang around as the sites are most on areas where the water runs past or drains quickly . on top and underneath the area ,making them the ideal site for cephs to grow . this is base on field site trips and observations only .