Hello! I'm new, I need help with cephalotus.


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Hello, I've bought a new Cephalotus Follicularis at the beginning of the month. It came planted on sphagnum moss. I've let them set on 1cm of water because the pot is very little and the sphagnum moss retains a lot of water. Since then, all its new pitchers have been getting yellow and fading away :( I thought it was normal but it's starting to run out of new pitchers. From what I've looked for it could be a Sudden Death Syndrome, but I'm not sure. I've stop keeping them sitting on water all the time I water them between 3 days or in hotter days I water then once per day.

 I've been thinking about changing the sphagnum moss for peat and perlite instead and some sand at the bottom as advised many times by other owners of Cephs. 
What do you guys think? I'm a beginner with Cephs so I must be doing a lot of stuff wrongly, even though I read a lot before getting them. It's still hard.

I'll put some pictures of them as when I bought them and how They're now. First 3 are from around October 6th and 14th and last 3 Are from today October 23th.

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If you are in the UK they may be going into a type of dormancy, put a bag over them to try and raise the humidity a little and i have also lost a huge cephalotus in the past due to incorrect watering and too much direct sunlight (south facing windowsill) so i take extra care with watering now (wait a couple of days after the tray has dried before watering again.) Although temperature and light intensity can change this.

 

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There are ceph growers in Brazil that can tell you better how to deal with your ceph in your growing conditions.try asking the person you bought it from.

It could just be due to a change in humidity to where you live in relation to the seller.Keep it just damp and it might recover in a few weeks

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