Re: cephalotus

From: Mark Bachelor (
Date: Thu Nov 25 1999 - 15:27:59 PST

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 10:27:59 +1100
From: Mark Bachelor <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3991$foo@default>
Subject: Re: cephalotus

> for all those cephalotus enthusiasts out there.
> what is the largest cephalotus you have cultivated? No exagerations please.
> currently, i have a cephalotus measuring
> 2 inches from the base of the pitcher to the rim. I do not like to measure to the lid because that would lead to invalid measurements since the opening varies based on humidity.
> dick

I have young plant (< 2 yrs out of TC) that has pitchers (by your measurement) that are at least 50 mm, but have seen an older plant (from the same source) that had pitchers that were at least 70, if not 80 mm and it was not a 'giant' form. I have it on good authority that it was
helped along with a few hormones to increase its size prior to being used for TC because of its great colouration under normal conditions. I know that the plant that I have was initially also helped along in this manner before being let grow normally. Mind you I find a few added
vitamins appears to help improve growth.


Mark T. Bachelor

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