RE: Cephalotus Monstrosity?

From: Brewer Charles E PHDN (
Date: Fri Jul 09 1999 - 12:58:41 PDT

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 15:58:41 -0400 
From: Brewer Charles E PHDN <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2519$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Cephalotus Monstrosity?

 This condition usually occurs with more adult plants and usually occurs
when the seasons are changing from winter to spring or fall to winter. I
grow and sell a lot of Cephalotuses and it is not unusual to see one or two
plants producing a few mutated leaf/traps. Actually I have seen these plant
produce four different types of leaf/pitchers. The normal flat leaf, a
regular pitcher, a leaf that looks like a leaf and a pitcher combined and a
thick leaf that has a spike growing out of the middle of it.
Charles Brewer
Va. Beach, Va.

> At Stan Lampard's Uk Open Day last Sunday, I was admiring one of his
> Cephalotuses (my big one used to be that good before it perished
> last winter) when I noticed a strange leaf. It started off like a
> normal non-pitcher leaf, then seemed to change it's mind and flesh
> out ending with a distinct indentation as though it had decided to
> belatedly try to become a pitcher anyway. Is this common with
> Cephalotus?
> Regards, NigelH

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:32:01 PST