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    Potting medium for cephalotus ! Help

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    I will have my first Cephalotus ! But I have to change the pot to a bigger pot. But in my country there is no sphagnum peat moss only long sphagnum moss ( I use it to all my plants ). So can I change sphagnum peat moss to long sphagnum moss for potting medium ?
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    Hey Tran,

    I think that you can. Just try not to disturb the roots too much.

    Are you sure it needs to be re-potted?
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    Hi,
    I have to change the pot because I need to take the plants into a taller and bigger pot to not get water logger ! So change pot is really imfortant.
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    TranMinh, if you are buying the Ceph from TALOS (GCS) I'll suggest you leave it alone for at least another 6 months before repotting. He already has the plants repotted from the original soggy all sphagnum mix into quick-draining media.

    Besides, Cephs don't really mind being in a small pot. If the watering routine or media is wrong in the first place, even a taller and bigger pot can lead to root rot.

    Ceph plant in an undersized pot: http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...nks2001/8a.jpg
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    Hi Cindy,
    Thank you for giving me advice ! So I can't watering it every day and no disturb the roots. And again thank you !
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    Quote Originally Posted by TranMinh View Post
    So I can't watering it every day and no disturb the roots. And again thank you !
    You can water it everyday if the media allows for it. Disturbing the roots is a big no-no.
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