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    New Cephalotus

    My new Cephalotus arrived today, and here it is. I re-potted it into a larger pot with fresh soil (2 parts perlite, 1 part sand, 1 part peat). The plant was already uprooted when it arrived, so I needed to repot it anyways.

    Also, I got this new camera yesterday, so I apologize that the quality isn't the best. I'm still experimenting with the camera to see how to take pictures better.

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    not much to look at yet but it'll get better!
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    Using the tray method probably isn't a good idea, cephalotus's environment is basically wet and then dry over and over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieat100s View Post
    Using the tray method probably isn't a good idea, cephalotus's environment is basically wet and then dry over and over again.
    There is no water in the tray. I just use the tray to catch any excess water and to keep mud and water off my desk.
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    The tray method is fine... I don't know why everyone thinks Cephalotus needs to have perfect conditions. I fill the tray with water and let it dry out for a couple of days in between waterings. Otherwise give it water, ignore it, and it'll grow.

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    I too have successfully used the tray method with Cephalotus -- for years. My general advice to those new to the genus is to keep it a bit on the "drier side of the spectrum" and to avoid saturating the plant crown itself . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baylorguy View Post
    The tray method is fine... I don't know why everyone thinks Cephalotus needs to have perfect conditions. I fill the tray with water and let it dry out for a couple of days in between waterings. Otherwise give it water, ignore it, and it'll grow.

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    Quoted for truth. I can't think of any reason not to use the tray method in this manner.

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    I've read speculation that many first time Cephalotus growers actual do not water their plants enough to keep them alive. Upon hearing that too much water is the usual cause of Cephalotus death they give insufficient water. When the plant starts to decline they further cut back water and so on.... until... HELP!
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