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    Cephalotus Hydroponics

    Hi,

    Some of you may be aware of my VFT Hydroponics Experiment. Following on from that my next project is Cephalotus hydroponics. For this I have used a leaf cutting that has been rooted in perlite - it has never been in peat, except when it was attached to the mother plant.

    Overview of complete setup - apologies for the pink but a certain brand of laundry stain remover container is all I had suitable at the time!:


    Cephalotus in its hydro pot - The top of the pot has a dressing of clay aggregate but this is not the growing medium:


    The growing medium - 1cm Grodan rockwool cubes:


    The reservoir - with airstone (airpump switched off):


    With the airpump switch on - it is on for the same duration as the lights, which is 14 hours:


    The new pitcher in the centre has formed since putting the plant into this system, which was about three weeks ago:



    The reservoir contains a nutrient solution of EC1.5 hydroponics nutrients, to which I add 1ml of 6% hydrogen peroxide twice a week. The mesh pot is suspended just above the solution level, so that when the pump is on the bubbles form and burst on the base of the pot. This provides oxygen rich nutrients to the plant.

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    Oh wow, this one is exciting. Good luck with it - keep us posted!
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    Oh sweet! it's about time can't wait to see how this Ceph gonna turn out

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    cooool, I wanna see it after a month or so! good luck!

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    I will update this thread from time to time with the progress.

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    simple but very elegant

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    So cool! I'll be interested to see how this one develops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    simple but very elegant

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    I was thinking, "Cool setup", but far more sophisticated that what I can do.

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