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Cephalotus 'Eden Black'

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Stunning and worthy of any collection. I'm sure you will agree though, that it needs certain conditions to be met in order to achieve that colouration.

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18 minutes ago, mobile said:

Stunning and worthy of any collection. I'm sure you will agree though, that it needs certain conditions to be met in order to achieve that colouration.

Im still not sure about the conditions (and / or camera settings) to achieve this. I always thought the amount of light is the only factor. But i read about other ppl having C. Eden black colouring up in lower light conditions. They suggested that low temperature or soil mix could influence colouration as well. 

Speaking of soil mixes with ceps; what happened with the experiment of the ceph in beach dune sand, mobile?

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3 minutes ago, Tropicat said:

Im still not sure about the conditions (and / or camera settings) to achieve this. I always thought the amount of light is the only factor. But i read about other ppl having C. Eden black colouring up in lower light conditions. They suggested that low temperature or soil mix could influence colouration as well. 

Speaking of soil mixes with ceps; what happened with the experiment of the ceph in beach dune sand, mobile?

I believe that it is season dependent. Good colouration comes in cooler weather. Whether this is temperature, light colour temperature or other factor related, I'm not sure.

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11 hours ago, mobile said:

Stunning and worthy of any collection. I'm sure you will agree though, that it needs certain conditions to be met in order to achieve that colouration.

True enough . Only I can add  - make sure u can trace back your 'Eden Black' to Stephen Morley, otherwise u may end up disappointed...

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Wow, that is an incredible plant. Great camera work too. 

I’ve always preferred the typical form as I like the contrast of the red and green. Eden black has never appealed to me but I’ve just been converted. I’d love to have a plant of that quality in my collection. Will have to start shopping for one now.

Thank you for showing me the error of my ways.

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Here are interesting pics to compare with.  Two registered cultivars. Left is Cephalotus 'Bananito' ( 'Eden Black' x self ) vs. its parent Cephalotus 'Eden Black'

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I suspect that you are the only one to have 'Bananito' in cultivation.

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