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    Another question: What should I do about transplanting? If I buy one, should I transplant it to a larger pot when it arrives?
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    Yeah, take it out of its pot with the compost around it (since it is likely to be on the smaller side) as much as possible and place it -- root ball and all -- in a larger pot. I usually have my smaller plants in four-inch pots, just in terms of conserving space. That should be fine for a couple of years . . .
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    Well, I just ordered a Cephalotus.

    I also ordered a 5 inch pot and "fast draining soil" (one part peat, two parts perlite).

    Am I on the right track?
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    Yes, though I would add some horticultural sand to the mix, since both the peat and perlite are hydroscopic, that is, hold on to water in a big way; the sand allows for very fast drainage. While everyone has their favorite mixes, I usually go the peat, perlite, sand, perhaps some charcoal route (2:1:1:1) . . .

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    Well, I just ordered a Cephalotus.

    I also ordered a 5 inch pot and "fast draining soil" (one part peat, two parts perlite).

    Am I on the right track?
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Good luck with your cephalotus!!

    I dont have a lot of experience but I can say it is a strong plant, my is recovering from a shiping accident and the plant has show a lot of fighting will.

    The only thing you need to have on mind is the fact the cephalotus grow really sloooowww, so it takes weeks before you can see change or grow on the plant.

    Check on the forum you will find a lot of information on what you need to watch in order to keep your plant at 100%.

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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