Hi, I am now growing my Cephalotus
After 3 months, I shows my new Cephalotus grows lots of fat foliage type of leaf and it seems to be stable and I decodes to change the growing environment.
I decides to repot the plants with a deep pot. I repot it with original compost surrounding by new compost * The new compost is mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite. With surface 1cm depth dead spagnum moss so as to increase surface humidity
The pot rim contains 1 cm distilled water and I allows it evaporate out, wait 2-3 days then refilled the water.
For lighting, I bought a new fluorescent tubes to replace normal light blub as it produce too much heat, with lighting period 6am - 12pm & 1pm to 6pm.
I used chemical feeding by 1/4 strength fertiliser 7:5:7 and a push to paint the suface and bottom of each leaf. And put the fertiliser inside the pitches too.
Meanwhiles, I discovered the lids of pitchers closed, I tried to increase humidity by covering colourless plastic bottle on top of whole plant, the lids really re-open within 1-2 hours. *
However, when I moved out the bottle, the lids closed again within a hour *
Some week later, the plant stops to grow new leaf and starts to grow new tiny patchers.
I have some questions on my growing envirionment.
1. Now the plant is nearly all time be covered the plastic bottle, as once the botlle is removed, the lids of pitchers will be closed too. Dies it show the humidity of air is not enough ?
If I remove the pitcher, will the size of new pitchers be affected ?
2. the dead spagnum moss turns green with some grasses smell, should I remove them and will it be harmful to my plant ?
Thank you !!