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    Cephs being repotted - pics to share

    Following the guru's suggestion, I repotted my Cephs. I was supposed to overturn the pots, fill the bottom of each pot with extra 2-3cm to raise the mound...so that the Cephs sit nicely above the edge of the pots. It wasn't easy for me 'cos my hands are small and each time I overturned the pot, the media fell off!

    It made photographing them easier.











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    I thought since I was already covered with peat dust from repotting the larger Cephs, I might as well repot these.

    10 month-old plant

    Since it came in January this year, it has been in this pot. Moss has grown over the entire surface of the media.


    The roots hit the bottom of the media where the LFS is.


    Close-up of the thin roots. They are very light pink in colour.


    Plant on top pf mound.


    Plant from another angle.


    20 month-old plant

    Grown in this pot since it arrived last March.


    NO ROOTS!!!


    I realised that the roots were restricted to only the top layer! Maybe that's why the pitchers look yellow!


    Repotted in peat and sand.


    It would be happier in the new media. The poor plant was tortured for 20 months!


    9-month old plant

    I did the same thing...overturn, fill and repot!


    Cindy

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    Great Pics. Thanks for sharing =). Good luck with the mini-root one =).
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    You really do love your perlite! I see some winter leaves and potential sprouts. You may experience some of that Perlite floating and overflowing when you water. When watering, it works well from the top and not directly on the plant.

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    what size of sand grit are you using and where do you purchase it........looks like it works well.

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    curlingguy, the sand particles are about 2-3mm each. I got them at a local aquarium.
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    very nice pics cindy. You sure know how to grow this beast.

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    vraev, you should see how the large plants looked when they came...what they are now is 50% less leaves and pitchers.
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