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I have Cephalotus only for a few years. When it gets colder, they slow down their growth, but if the temperature rises above 5 C° during the day, they grow through all the winter.

In the wild there will be no dormancy at all then. They slow down a bit.

A cooler period with shorter days is the trigger for normal leafs and flowering the next Spring/Summer.

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I have Cephalotus only for a few years. When it gets colder, they slow down their growth, but if the temperature rises above 5 C° during the day, they grow through all the winter.

In the wild there will be no dormancy at all then. They slow down a bit.

A cooler period with shorter days is the trigger for normal leafs and flowering the next Spring/Summer.

Hi, the growth of mine seemed to speed up over the last couple of months. But maybe now it's getting colder they'll slow down. I'm suprised I've kept them alive for my first time having them! As I read they can just die instantly out of the blue.

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Instant death (within a few days) is a fungus infection of the roots. There are other issues but they are usually slower.  Crow rot (usually ended through repotting) is maybe a Boron deficiency.

It seems to be quite common.

I never had any problems apart from a few aphids the first year, which really did no damage. I hope it stays that way. I have now quite a few and own seedlings too.

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