Re: Cephalotus lighting

Trisha Coene (tcoene@PEAK.ORG)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 10:04:36 -0800 (PST)

Hello everyone,
I was just playing around in my terrarium yesterday when
something occured to me. I read somewhere (I think in Marcel Lecoufle's
book) that developing Cephalotus plants need to be kept in partial shade.
I have a very young Cephalotus with two tiny traps and two tiny leaves on
it in my terrarium. It sits approximately 1-1/2 feet under two wide spectrum
fluorescent lights without shading. The two leaves I mentioned are new
since I got it (around Dec. 15th), so it seems to be doing well. Does
anyone think I should shade it a bit with foliage from other plants
(epiphytes or something) or should I leave it as is since the light it is
getting is much weaker than direct sun? - Trish <>