Thanks. The villosa is doing pretty well actually. Consistent steady growth. The helis...lol....I did see a "young adult" pitcher on it...very small...but it is still buried underneath my burbidgeae pitchers and the wall of moss at the back. I need to see if there are any survivors among them sometime when I clean the tank. from what I see...its hanging in there. Just hard sometimes as there is just not enough room. I will probably take it out and grow it in my tray setup.
Here it is... I put two of those sun blaster tubes on a nano dome and I am growing some cephs/orchids/seeds and the D. scorpioides in there. I needed something for overflow...especially the cephs. Something more top dry rather than constantly being wetted from the top.
ya! I have been thinking about doing it for over 6 months now....move that freaking pot into the front so that it gets more light. lol Hopefully then it will get bigger. Might have to try maiden's method of feeding it some DBW.
So... just to show that you are never too experienced to kill plants. I have killed two cephalotus. First one was the BCP ceph above . Truly sad about this one. it was a promising clone.
Another one of these is the ones I have had since the beginning in 2006. The one I got from a kind member here... jay. I am sure it should be in as divisions somewhere in the collection. But this is the original plant.
I finally understand ceph sudden death syndrome/rot. It starts from the bottom up. One of the first signs is .. the pitchers start to close their lids. It is a sign that the roots are dying and unable to supply water to the plant.
One look at the roots and I knew it was almost dead. Healthy ceph roots are a nice white with a woody brown/red colour. The black/brittle brown is a bad sign.
I started cutting up and up into the stem to see where i could find white live tissue. As you can see... I was already pretty late. Most of the roots were gone. Luckily...there may be pieces that can be salvaged. The one on the very left may not make it..it is already a brown colour. The ones in the middle and right are more hopeful.
Well... lets see how it goes. Hopefully I can get it growing again. I cut big vents in the domes and removed one of the T5s, hopefully the heat going lower, air circulation increasing should help.
This was the same plant back in the day. Will take a long while for it to get back to this ...if it does indeed recover.
I was a big fan of those plant especially the BCP clone.
What happened here exactly???
I've been growing Cephs for a few years now, and the only time I have ever seen anything like this is when a Cpeh rotted in shipping from Australia. But never from a healthy looking potted Ceph growing in already established conditions.
I have some extra divisions of a couple of clones I can send you if these plants don't make it.
dvg: Spring is sprung, our grass ain't riz,
Mar 20, 2019 16:58:22 GMT -5
dvg: below the snow, asleep it is.
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:02 GMT -5
dvg: Still grassroots dream of their rise,
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:40 GMT -5
dvg: in sunny days, on blue skies
Mar 20, 2019 17:00:13 GMT -5
insectivore: Then Boom we Get hit with yet another Snow Storm in Quebec...
Mar 23, 2019 8:19:19 GMT -5
dvg: Parts of Quebec got hit with a lot of snow.
Mar 23, 2019 20:29:10 GMT -5
dvg: These late March snow storms are easier to digest than the mid-May wintry blasts that do so much damage to the trees
Mar 23, 2019 20:33:09 GMT -5
insectivore: Agreed! we got a good 10-12 inches but the warm days are taking care of it!!
Mar 27, 2019 18:04:28 GMT -5
dvg: That was a decent dump of snow!
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:24 GMT -5
dvg: With the days now longer than the nights and the noonday sun rising higher in the sky each day, it won't be long before winter is just an afterthought
Mar 28, 2019 8:53:16 GMT -5
lloyd: The plants wandered out of the garage and zoomed back in before a dump of snow.
Mar 31, 2019 19:21:44 GMT -5
dvg: landscapes draped in snow
Mar 31, 2019 20:39:55 GMT -5
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5