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    Just a quick question about media

    Do Cephalotus use the same media as Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, or are they any different. As I see most grown in the moss, however I know Sarracenia can grow in the same type mix a VFT with perlite in the peat mix!.

    Any advise welcome thanks Noddy

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    Heliamphora need a looser soil than sarrs, hence the use of moss instead of peat moss. I guess you could use peat moss mixed with a lot of perlite.

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    I think you can use %60 perlite and 40% peatmoss, there are lots of different mixes. teehee but that's basically what Mr. Truncata said. I use the mix from Barry's book, 3:2:1:1 perlite, peat, sand and orchid bark. I don really know much about cephs though...

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    i am pretty against a heavy use of peat in ceph mixes and i would use something more like peat/silica sand or peat/sand/perlite with maybe some Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil.

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    My preferences for Cephalotus composts over the years have run to various loose sphagnum peat /silica sand mixes, especially so-called "Charles Brewer's" Mix:

    By volume:

    45% live or dried sphagnum moss
    45% perlite
    8% peat/silica sand mixture
    2% wood charcoal . . .
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    Cephalotus needs a very well drained soil. Heck, I've killed 3 Cephalotus' from over-wetting the soil, even though it was mostly sand with a little peat.
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    I use LFS for all of them.

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    What ratio's are you using for peat/sand/perlite please

    Many thanks Noddy

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