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My cephalotus (First post as a new comer)

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6 months ago as a baby.

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Photos taken this morning 

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Hi there,

Have this plant for 6 months. She grow bigger.

(I had one before for 1.5 years but suddenly due to bacteria infected)

Wonder why she have only one leaf. Any particular condition I missed for her.

Any comment would be greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers

David 

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That's a very good growth rate.

I think that the production of leaves may be seasonal. I grow many of my Cephalotus under fluorescent lighting and don't get many leaves, but the ones grown on windowsills get more. The ones under fluorescent lights get the same daylight hours throughout the year and the lights produce heat, but the windowsill ones get seasonal variances.

Personally, I wouldn't be concerned about the lack of leaves, as the plant looks healthy and to be growing well.

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The plant is very well looking and if there aren’t many leaves is not a problem!! Do you grow it inside?

I’m not as expert as Mobile, but I noticed that my plants grown outdoor make a lot of non carnivorous leaves... as Mobile has said, it is a seasonal variance... I’ve red it is also related to temperature: plants under 15 C (if I’m not wrong) produce a lot of non carnivorous leaves an just a few pitchers... plants over this temperatures produces a lots of pitchers and a very few leaves... here some photos of my outdoors  growing plants taken just now

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Has the first plant been repotted? It looks a different pot to me from the first immature pitchered plant you showed.

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13 hours ago, ada said:

Has the first plant been repotted? It looks a different pot to me from the first immature pitchered plant you showed.

Good eye!

Yes, it came with two small branches. I separated into two bigger pots. One of them dies after. Another grew into the current one.

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18 hours ago, mobile said:

That's a very good growth rate.

I think that the production of leaves may be seasonal. I grow many of my Cephalotus under fluorescent lighting and don't get many leaves, but the ones grown on windowsills get more. The ones under fluorescent lights get the same daylight hours throughout the year and the lights produce heat, but the windowsill ones get seasonal variances.

Personally, I wouldn't be concerned about the lack of leaves, as the plant looks healthy and to be growing well.

Yes, the plant grew indoor with DIY greenhouse and full spectrum LED.20200117_094438.thumb.jpg.6881bb45e2d017393b2abdfc674c4c40.jpg

For the past few months, Avg. temperature is about 20°c (in HONGKONG) and lowest is 15°c.

I applied humidifier 10 minutes at 9:00am and 9:00pm after Sept.

I misunderstood leaf is pre~requisite of pitch.

Now, you correct me. Many thx.

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15 hours ago, Argo88 said:

The plant is very well looking and if there aren’t many leaves is not a problem!! Do you grow it inside?

I’m not as expert as Mobile, but I noticed that my plants grown outdoor make a lot of non carnivorous leaves... as Mobile has said, it is a seasonal variance... I’ve red it is also related to temperature: plants under 15 C (if I’m not wrong) produce a lot of non carnivorous leaves an just a few pitchers... plants over this temperatures produces a lots of pitchers and a very few leaves... here some photos of my outdoors  growing plants taken just now

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Thx for advise. Yes, I grew it indoor as I have no consistent sunlight here. 

Your pitch looking good and red....

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3 hours ago, dtwfung said:

Thx for advise. Yes, I grew it indoor as I have no consistent sunlight here. 

Your pitch looking good and red....

Thanks a lot... my cephalotus aren’t very colourful because I live in a flat when there isn’t very direct sunlight... just 3/4 hour in summer and no a single minute from November to the end of January... the colur that you have seen is due to low temperatures about 3/4 C ... if the temperature goes below 0 C, cephalotus pitcher (and leaves too) become wonderful coral red:-)

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I thought it had been repotted,this would explain the boost in growth with some fresh compost and a few more nutrients.

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1 hour ago, ada said:

I thought it had been repotted,this would explain the boost in growth with some fresh compost and a few more nutrients.

I see. Thx again for your comment. Will wait for spring to repot to a larger one.

For cephalotus, hard to have Live Sphagnum Moss grow together... I can grow Live Sphagnum Moss in stand alone conditions....

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Sphagnum likes wet conditions to grow well,ceph grow better in  more free draining compost with more peat in the mix but not kept too wet I find,just damp is best,at least in my conditions.

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50 minutes ago, ada said:

Sphagnum likes wet conditions to grow well,ceph grow better in  more free draining compost with more peat in the mix but not kept too wet I find,just damp is best,at least in my conditions.

Good point. Thx. again

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