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    Ceph repot advice

    Need some advice on whether or not I should repot. I received this Ceph about 8 months ago and decided to put it in a larger pot. I didn't want to disturb the roots so I basically slid the ceph out of the 3.5 inch pot it was in soil and all and put it into a new pot with more soil.

    Now I am noticing that the old soil is devloping some white fuzzy fungus and this scares the bejeebers out of me. I have no problems repoting other cps but I have never repotted a ceph because I have read that they do not like this one bit.

    It is currently in a 6" pot in a tray of water. I let the water dry before re-watering.

    What do you think? Should I repot? You can faintly see the white fuzz, it is more noticable to the naked eye. I would like to repot in a more airy medium but not sure if now is the time.

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    Here's a good site to start with.

    Let's see what our fellow TFer's will say.
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    Thanks. I did read that link a week or so ago to get an idea of soil to use. Mine is too compact I think. And I remember it stated basically that now is not the time to repot.

    Ah, here is the quote:
    "Repot you plants every 2 years for smaller specimens and every 4 to 5 years for larger pots, but, never repot in the summer - late autumn/fall, winter or my choice - early spring are the best times"

    I wonder if I have that long though before the fuzzy white death comes knocking at it's door.

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    Hey Damon,

    It should be fine if you want to repot, just try not to break too many of the roots. Or you could remove about an inch or so of the topsoil and replace it with a new topdressing which should get rid of the fungus and you can repot it later.

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    Root disturbance typically sets Cephalotus growth back at least 4 weeks. It looks like fungus to me. I would treat all plants in the same pot with a sulfur based fungicide and make sure there is good air circulation in you growing conditions.
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    I'm not sure what I'm looking at. All peat will be colonised sooner or later.

    If you're annoyed by it, just replace the top half a centimetre of peat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxposwillo View Post
    Hey Damon,

    It should be fine if you want to repot, just try not to break too many of the roots. Or you could remove about an inch or so of the topsoil and replace it with a new topdressing which should get rid of the fungus and you can repot it later.

    -Max
    I think it was you, Max, that used a top layer of sand on your cephs? I always thought that looked good, and it keeps anything from sprouting up.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWurm View Post
    I think it was you, Max, that used a top layer of sand on your cephs? I always thought that looked good, and it keeps anything from sprouting up.

    Jason
    That was me, it looks good and it keeps away moss and fungus.
    Max

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