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NJ
CanT
Feb 9, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Hello, this is a man with dead codariocalyx for the 3nd time.
Before planting my seeds on refrigerator again, I need to make sure I can save this plant this time, so I hope you could help me.
I bought the seed of this plant 2 years ago from interest. I heard their leaves move, but it wasn't as I imagined. Only the small leaves moved up an down, but it was still cute. 1st and 2nd one died in winter, and 3rd one also died now which was live for the longest.
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This is the 3rd one and it's stem is dried and dead. I don't know what I did wrong.
The thing about this plant is that it's hard to get information by yourself. This plant pretty much kills them self by growing their height and not thickening or hardening. I watered it pretty frequently but not often. They die in winter, and I don't know why.
How can I grow this plant well? Why are their heights only growing?.. I live in NJ, and I hope you can advise me about this. Perhaps anyone have success picture of the plant?
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2018 9:39 PM CST
Hi,

Your pictures are telling me that your Telegraph Plant is drowning and desperate for sun!

They can be grown in pots but you want to keep them in a warm (temps below 65° are not good) South facing window in the months when they can't be outside. Full sun and keep the soil on the drier side of moist.
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DaisyI
Feb 9, 2018 10:03 PM CST
I have never grown this plant (I didn't recognize the name), but I can offer a couple suggestions after doing some research. Here's what I learned:

This plant needs full sun so if you are trying to grow it as a house plant, you may need some supplimental lighting in winter.

The soil needs to be humousy but well draining (buy some violet soil and add a lot of perlite).

Keep the soil evenly moist. And keep the plant warm (70F to 90F).

Only the 2 lateral leaves on either side of the main leaf move and they only do it when they are young.

The key to success for this plant seems to be the amount of light (fulll sun), the soil (well draining humous) and the temperatures (70F to 90F).

Peter D'Amato is owner of California Carnivores but is fastinated with all things weird. Here is an article he wrote about the "Telegraph Plant":

https://www.californiacarnivor...
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NJ
CanT
Feb 9, 2018 11:27 PM CST
The plant on the picture is already dead. I did put them on south facing window, but cannot get a full sun either. I rarely watered them, maybe once or twice per week. This plant just seems too fragile in winter.

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