Re: Lighting error!!

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Mon, 15 May 1995 16:47:09 GMT+1

>...The Cephalotus turned such a deep mahogany
> that it almost looks black. Interestingly, the Darlingtonia
> absolutely loved it! It had only a 8" leaf as the largest when I
> bought it. When I returned from my trip one of the pitchers had
> reached 17"! And its not fully formed yet!!

Sounds very interesting. Would you say that your Cephalotus looks as
healthy as before except the colour? Has anybody on the list ever
tried 24 hours photoperiods. I remember an old CPN which contains a
article describing the cultivation of N. bicalcarata under 24 hours
light. I think experiments over longer periods would be very
interesting. The fact that D. adelae does not like it might be due
to it's general shade-loving habits. However usually 24 hours of
light over longer periods should not be very good treatment for most


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