Post by Brassleaves on Feb 4, 2013 22:15:42 GMT -5
I've always just treated them the same as I normally do. The "dormancy" they need is barely anything. During the winter I keep my house at around 60, and during the summer I keep my house temp around 75. I also adjust my grow light timers for all my plants for summer/winter months. A few hours less during the winter. Not sure if it helps the plants at all, but it doesn't hurt them that's for sure. I really wouldn't worry about their dormancy. Worry more about keeping their roots to wet.
I got cephs back in August, It appears to being doing good. A few pitchers turned brown and died off. I have new ones growing with a lot of leaves coming in. What is good for watering. The plant took off after I took it out of the old soil washed the roots and replanted it.
A NECPS member that now lives in Alaska grew the most beautiful and largest Cephs I have ever seen. He swore by the over head watering method. My plants (which look far less lovely than his) are grown on the tray method. I never keep the pot in water to long though. I fill up the tray just enough to give it about a week of water, then I leave it empty for 9-14 days. I'm no Ceph grower though. If you can keep up with it go with overhead watering.