very nice as always B! I think I need to divide mine as well. its been 2 years since It has been in that pot and its stalled as well.
You're doing a great service, particularly for the benefit of the novice growers here; nothing better dispels the persistent myth of the "spun-glass" fragility of Cephalotus, than showcasing a bare-root specimen sized plant and dividing it up . . .
I divide my plants every two years or so and haven't had a casualty yet . . .
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
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wow now that is one massive healthy plant! How many youngsters did you get by dividing this beautiful monster? A thousand perhaps?;-) thanx 4 sharing:-)
thanks for the kind words..
BB, I couldnt agree more.... after all root cuttings are one of the best ways of prop'in cephs imho..
Klasac, actually I only made 6 divisions... I left them mostly intact, 2 large and 4 "small"
I was mainly doing it to refresh the media
I have a hard time keeping my cephs alive
What do you use for media?
do you use a regular home ultrasonic humidifier in ouyr mini greenhouse?
My new grow tent setup could use more ventalation but that would lower the humidity.
I have one of those blue and white walmart ultrasonics. would that work?
a detailed post with pics of your setup would be great if you ever have the time for that type of thing.
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Im going out of town for a bit in the morning, but when I get back Ill endeavor to take some pics for ya...
but for now, yes that humidifer is perfect.... if it's the reli-on brand it is my favorite (company is no longer in business btw)
I try to keep my cephs at least 60-70% RH with good airflow
My media mix is
2.5p Coco fiber
1p APS (replaced perlite)
Monthy drench with ampacbiotech.com's trichoderma
Fish pellets once a month and root feedings once or twice a year
There are many well proven techniques, this is how I grow mine
I have been waiting to see your setup
I bought a "grow tent" for indoor growing with lots of vent ports and hangers and need to work out a good cheap setup.
It's going to be my propagation chamber
Here is a pic of my main rack when i first put it up and fitting the foil panels
Here are the main "mechanicals".... again very simple
The front was then draped in a clear plastic drop cloth for access
Its a very "utilitarian" basement type setup. Efficient, low cost and easy to work with.
Lights, fans and humidifier are all on the same timer with ground fault protection. Cross airflow and humidification are both constant whenever lights are on
I am in the process of building a new one. I got my "lowes" shelving unit this week. Ive already got the solenoid valves, digi-timer, misting system, drip irrigation systems, electronic temp controls, humidistat, failsafe alarms etc... it will be my uber-rack on 'roids LOL
but with me, it might be another year or two before its done
Interesting and strikingly similar to my set up ! I must be doing something right. You've given me some ideas too. Thanks !
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