A friend of mine and a local Carnivorous Plant grower that specialized in Cephalotus passed away. I had not heard from him this summer and just this weekend I got a call from his wife looking to give away his plants.
He died in April and his plants not been watered since. A lot of them were really starting to dry out but from the looks of the root system most look like they should come back.
I picked up the plants and 50gal aquariums this Saturday and cleaned everything up this weekend. Here are a few quick photos of the setup. If anyone has any suggestions on helping the plants recover let me know.
I talked to his wife and she said it was just one day he got up was in a great mood and said good bye to his wife, went to work. At work I guess his heart just stopped (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) and he was dead before anyone knew what had happened. He had always been it good shape and had no previous heart problems.
None of the plants are available for trade at this time, his wife wanted me to hang on to them for a while. If everything goes well I should have plenty to trade in a year or so.