Post by ontariotraps on Sept 7, 2015 18:49:28 GMT -5
iv had 3 in the same pot for 2 years & I change pd the soil 2 times but the just won't grow I have them under t5 HO lights 4 inches away soil 5:3:2 peat : sand : perlite water is done tray method....... Could I get any pointers ?
Mine did well for years but they would crash now and then. I never figured out why. The last few years, they really dwindled after I moved them under T5HO's. I think the light/temperatures were too intense. I moved them to a terrarium with some sun and bright daylight and they are recovering. Just an observation.
Iv grown mine under cheap t8 shop light for over a year they do great photoperiod does change from summer to winter From like 18 19 hour to 15 for winter i usually increase slowly and de crease slowly didnt do that this year . They seems to abort most of the pitchers when i repot tho ..even when i take a mister bottle and spray in the pitchers ...
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 8, 2015 2:53:21 GMT -5
you guys give them a dormant period at all , as they need this to keep doing well , as in there natural habit , soils and mixes are really not a issue its more about water quality, light and temperature , cephs prim grow temp it about 25 to 28 c in grow time, if it get hotter the plant slows off , up to 40 c they stop dead , , to cold and the got dormant ,as in our winter where nights are 2 to 5c and days 5 to 10c approx. so really to get your cephs going summer grow time temps should be around 25 c and good light normaly about 70% light natural is good , and winter at 10 to 12 c day time and lower at night . to get good dark colour into a ceph good natural light at low temps will colour up the pitchers, to grow large pitchers lower light will do it same temps . but all ways have good air flow or you will get mold rust white mold , and root rot hope that helps
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 9, 2015 2:43:24 GMT -5
well if there not growing ,there is some thing else wrong you need to attend to , ,usually when I get this sort of a problem , i start eliminating the suspects to find why , it may be a move , watering , light, ventilation that is critical indeed , its some thing obviously , u now need to find it with some elimination systematic work, as ceph grow very easily indeed !
Post by snapperhead51 on Sept 10, 2015 3:23:55 GMT -5
I would not put the cephs to close to the light at all , they will still grow well in lower light as long as its the right light of cause , have you got any photos , in detail not a fuzzy long distant shot and in focus too , may help , not easy to make a call on a plant on just a word description as many things cant be shown in words alone
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