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    I think it's probably all down to aesthetics, if you don't mind the look of it then leave it as it'll do no harm. Plants growing in the wild are often surrounded by mosses and grasses, not a sterile looking peat, sand and perlite ground.

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    I don't mind it but it has been steadily creeping into the cephalotus. I looked at the ceph just now, theres maybe 3 pitchers still visible.

    The moss is growing realy well cause I'm fertilizing the pot. The moss wasnt doing much at all before I started fertilizing. Lol... my ceph isnt benefitting from any fertilizer, cause the moss eats all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepenthes View Post
    Heres My Ceph Before Repotting:


    Ceph Bareroot:


    Ceph Repotted:


    The sand also helps to prevent the Perlite from rising to the top when watering (On top of inhibiting moss growth).
    Gasp! If it aint broke dont touch it!! You dug out a healthy ceph @_@x
    Everytime I dig out a ceph I lose it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.t. View Post
    I don't mind it but it has been steadily creeping into the cephalotus. I looked at the ceph just now, theres maybe 3 pitchers still visible.

    The moss is growing realy well cause I'm fertilizing the pot. The moss wasnt doing much at all before I started fertilizing. Lol... my ceph isnt benefitting from any fertilizer, cause the moss eats all!
    I don't really want to get into the fertilizer debate with CPs as some growers strongly disagree with it, but I have used a very dilute foliar fertilizer on Cephalotus which I put directly into the pitcher using a pipette, not on the compost. Fertilizer can damage the roots and tends to build up in the compost.

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    Last night I got a second opinion and was told it looks like star moss. So I removed it from all the plants. But these pics show you what I'm talking about. It's real tiny with hair like stems in the middle.

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    I fertilize twice a month with half strength fertilizer in the pitchers. Just fill 'em up.
    I wonder if once a week with quarter strength would be better or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.t. View Post
    Gasp! If it aint broke dont touch it!! You dug out a healthy ceph @_@x
    Everytime I dig out a ceph I lose it!!!
    I've never lost a Ceph to repotting. I have dug out quite a few too. I find them to be quite the resilient little CP's.
    - Daniel

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    I plant my Cephalotus on a small mound, that way the pitchers are above the moss.


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