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    A windowsill grower elsantaclause's Avatar
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    Ceph Sunlight

    Hi do you think growing a Ceph in a East-South facing window is good enough?
    And do you think moving it from a terrarium to the window will kill it?
    This is because the place I am getting it from grows it in a terrarium but I want to grow it on my windowsill

    Also how many times should I water it in a week?

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    SE would be adequate. don't do a terrarium. Water from above. artificial lighting would be good also.

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    when I water from above should i water it until the it leaks up to about 1/4 the pot height?
    the pot would be on a dish

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    water it untill water comes out the bottom, but don't keep it in a dish, they don't like to be standing in water

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    ok and I just water it again when it looks dry? how many days do you think that would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsantaclause View Post
    how many days do you think that would be?
    There is no definitive answer to that question. Watering on a strict schedule won't work. Plants drink up the water at different rates depending on the changing conditions. More light or more heat some day will equal more water consumption that day. When it looks dry, give it some water. Some people, myself included, will water through the top until the tray below fills up with just a little bit of water. Then, when the tray goes dry, wait a couple days and repeat. It's no science, you just have to feel it out.

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    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

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    it should work, xvart hit the nail on the head though, nepenthes are the same way, you just kinda gotta feel it out. feel the media if you can't tell by looking at it. if you can push on it and see/feel water coming out, it can probably wait a day or two...if not, it's tome to water. that's what i do anyway...

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