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    " what works for one person, may not work for you"

    gotta keep that in mind, his conditions are different than yours more than likely...
    let your conditions dictate what media you use and at what percentage. instead of just choosing something that works for someone else...

    if your conditions are hotter and less humid, than you need a more water content in your media

    and vice versa, if you have a more humid condition than you'll need more drainage...

    also... another common thing that is seen around cephs is the 'mound' technique, where the media actually slopes upwards towards the center... that helps the water from pooling and potentially rotting your ceph's crown...

    just some ideas...

    Good luck!

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    One thing I warn you, you may think you are keeping it drier then the rest of your plants but, mine refused to grow/survive until I let the surface dry out completely down maybe half a centimeter down then watering it until water just starts to come out the bottom. With that method it replaced the dead growth point and made 2 new ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petmantis View Post
    So, should i take the wet peat layer off?
    No, the peat should be fine, though keeping it drier may better suit the plant . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    Cute ceph baby! But if I were you, I'd try using a larger pot(esp. deeper) in order to avoid frequent repotting ,which could result in disastrous consequences.

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