I tried doing a couple searches on this subject, but I didn't know what terms to use, and found not very much. I recently bought what will be my first ceph from Curlingguy, and I was doing a bunch of research, hoping to keep the little guy alive. While I was doing research, I spent a lot of time looking at pics from Cephs in the wild, and I couldn't help but notice every pic of a Ceph in the wild showed it living on a slope. Every Ceph I remember seeing grown by someone showed it on the flat, and pitchers sprawled. I'm wondering if this has been mentioned in the past, also if anyone has compared living situations by angle of land planted. I'm considering planting my cephs on a slope, to see how they do. To see if this gives them the right angle to "hang" a pitcher, as they have pitchers that hug the ground. If this is old hat for you experienced growers, I apologize
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2015 18:18:33 GMT -5 by Curtis: typo
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 5, 2015 19:02:58 GMT -5
Hi curtis ,, great photo , been to Coal mine Beach site a few times seen this up close and personal, but it now be desamated buy natural events , still some nice cephs there though . this is probably the only site like this in the ceph sites,its quite unique in the cephs sits, only 1 other is site is slightly similar ,but not as dramatic in it's habit. I have 2 large sloped growing platforms that I grow, and have been for many years , usually best with several plants to work well , most of mine have 10 to 20 plants in them , you mite want to get your plant growing well first then make it to a wall when it expands , will work better , will try find a few other options for you that mite work better for you from other growers in the UK i know well , get back in a few days John
Good point. Same idea with some orchids that like to hang to one side avoiding water collecting and rotting the growing point.
I don't have experience with orchids. But I was reading about sudden ceph death and also wondered if growing them on a slope would help prevent root rot. thanks for all your responses. I think I'll try something along these lines. Even if I don't have 10-20 cephs to put on a wall like John does.
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 6, 2015 3:04:45 GMT -5
yer any thing on you tub of mine is probly more then several years old, now ,and well outdated. will still try find those photos for u , sudden death syndrome dont really apply to cephs normally associated with helis more, ceph can suffer from over water and under watering causing rapid pitcher death ,or heat stress and lids closing to stop dehydration , , root rot is normally slow death and hard to detect . unless a keen eye or lot of experience.
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