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    cep leaf yellowing

    i got a cep about 2~3week ago, and the new leaves

    are turing yellow. whats happening?

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    It is definitely struggling. Yellow is a prelude to black. It may just be acclimating to its new environment and straighten out in time... or it may be too late. Can't tell. Are there any individual green, winter leaves. I would attempt to sprout any as backups. What are its growing conditions - media, lighting, temps, etc...?

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    i was growing it as a a windowsill plant, (savage garden)

    growing in LFMS, bright light about 4~6 hours, temp about 60~70

    im afraid that i'll shock it to death if i leave it outside.

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    It really needs to be outside, but acclimating it first is the way to do it, with regard to temp / light / humidity.

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    Could be the media, might be holding too much water Ceph's like to be well-drained.
    I use Peat/Perlite/Sand being generous with the Perlite.
    Sometimes raising the humidity helps hurt plants, like if you transplant. I do this by loosely placing Saran Wrap over the pot.
    Is it close to the window?

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    quogue//
    im using pure LFMS. im afraid i'll break the brittle roots.

    hm..so i should put it outside? okay then

    thanks!

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    It's going to get waterlogged and get root-rot in that mix, It's more important to repot than put outside.
    I grow mine in tanks year-round to good effect, no worries of cold/hot snaps, racoons, pests and whatnot.
    As long as you're gentle with repotting you should be alright.

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    Windowsill plant = watch out for drafts or radiators below windowsills. Both can do serious damage to plants.

    4-6 h "bright" light: may not be enough light, depending on how "bright" bright is. You might want to supplement it fluorescent lighting.

    LFS: I've never had luck with cephs in LFS. Too much moisture. Mine have done better on the drier side--barely moist mix of 1:1:1 peaterlite:coarse silica sand.

    Some pitcher/leaf die-back can be expected during the acclimatization period, but the whole plant shouldn't be turning yellow. Probably something's wrong.

    Ken

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