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Big boy
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Why my big boy has 3 new growing spot but she dont show new pitchers.  

My cephalotus growing in air conditioner all day every day, temprestures can go to 72-80f at day and Night goes to 62 f when I turn on the humidifer repti fogger. 16 hours a day with T5HO .

Im writting because My big boy can take month to show new pitcher I dont know why is the only one of all my cephalotus growing in the same condition to take too long.  Al my others are growing nice.

Recently I was watching and I saw a crown dry like death  but seems to have more new soot growing. There are three spot of the same root system with three or two pitcher but thats all, no more grow, she just stop to show new pitcher. Why is that ?  Why crown die and dry and then show up new spot of growing?  What is wrong ?

Plant are using destilled water everything seems to be cool.  Maybe the air conditioner is to cool ? Maybe they need hot days and nice chill cool nights ?

Help .
Should I cutt them and repot them ?
Should I use a big pott ?


Hi Gabriel,

Your Cephalotus would make most people jealous.  It could just be genetics of this particular clone.  Since it seems to be very happy with your conditions I would try to feed it some.  Don't go overboard, but if you put a small ant or other insect in the pitchers it will give it a boost.

It's very common for Cephalotus to have a crown stop growing and have new shoots form.  Just be on the lookout for powdery mildew, which is not likely to be a problem in your misted area.

Your entire collection looks stunning.  How many years have you had those flytraps?

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest  

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