RE: Cephalotus pollination--

From: Rand Nicholson (
Date: Tue May 11 1999 - 19:37:37 PDT

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 07:37:37 +0500
From: Rand Nicholson <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1639$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Cephalotus pollination--

Hi All:

>> Gary Kong
>> BTW, the clone I received from Charles Brewer shows no signs of
>> flowering. But with its incredible lateral growth and profusion of
>> growth points (it's such a Gordian knot of creeping leaves, it's
>> impossible to count them), who needs flowers and seeds? I need a bigger
>> pot!
> Gary,
> I did some experimenting about a year and a half ago with about a
>dozen Cephs. Your plant being one. All clones were from the same plant.
>During my experimenting, several plants showed remarkable growth in leaf and
>pitcher development. This growth did not interfere with flowering formation,
>if anything it seemed to enhanced the development of the flower spike. I
>thought this effort would be short lived and growth would go back to normal.
>Obvious I was wrong. My intent was to produce more pitchers and leaves and a
>nice flower spike for that year, but the rhizome must have storied more
>energy then I had expected. I probably need to slow down on the One-A-day
>vitamins I gave them.
> Charles Brewer
> Va. Beach, Va.

Please do tell how you grow your Cephs., especially your One-A-day
vitamins, Charles. I am trying to increase my double crowned, but small
plant this year.

Kind Regards,


Rand Nicholson <>
Maritime New Brunswick, Canada, Zone 5b and, finally, wet!

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