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    Instead of feeling, you can tell when the top is somewhat loose because you can tell that water isn't keeping it intact.
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    Im going to try the top watering method and see how it works for me
    Hopefully the ceph will flourish =)
    What is your guys experience with window growing?

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    Mine is grown in a window. I just posted some pictures a few seconds ago of my Cephalotus' coloration, growth, etc.

    Very good. I grow it in low humidity, windowsill [not sure which direction], all year in Wisconsin. Cephalotus seems to have a mind of it's own though, one minute it will reward you, the next it'll look bad then a month later it'll look good again.
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    Your ceph looks very good neci
    you got any tips for me neci?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsantaclause View Post
    Yea I read and received a lot of advice about the tray and drying method. I want to try it but just kind of worried about rot. I will probably try it though
    I generally use the shallow tray method for watering Cephalotus and allow the tray to dry before adding more. My pots tend to be on the deeper side and that certainly can help avoid any rotting difficulties or Tb extremes (I find most errors people suffer growing Cephalotus stem from cooking them, not root or crow rot -- so ventilate). I also recommend a sphagnum "wick" through a drainage hole into the tray; it gives a reliable guage on moisture simply by touching it and prevents compost from drying out if the plants go unwatered for a week or more . . .
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    The sphagnum wick reminds me of what Pyro uses.

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    The sphagnum wick thing was something which came in very handy in cultivating Darlingtonia in the 1980s; the prescence of all that moisture and moss kept everthing cool. Apparently, that is also a factor for Cephalotus success . . .
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    I have a cobra lily in a planter and it is being grown in a mix of sand and peat, with a healthy top layer of LFS. We recently had a few days of 90 F and incredibly the plant was undaunted. These are pics from a couple months ago, but there are now 6 pitchers going, in various atges of development:






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