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    Heli and ceph.

    hello tf.
    i got some money for my birthday and i went on a little CP shopping spree. I bought a bunch of stuff, including a ceph and a heliampora minor. im new to these two and im looking for some advice.

    i plan on growing them in a terrarium.
    my terrarium has a constant 85% humidity and is 70 degrees during the day and it goes down to 62 degrees at night. i have two floroucents on the tank currently. a 15ww t8 5500k and then a 40ww t8 6500k. i have my lights running for 16hours a day.

    im wondering what soil media really works with these two.?
    ive read a few different things and some use open tray with just a little water, so does that work?
    and any other tips.

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    At the moment, I use cypress bark mulch and live LFS for helis and I use cypress bark mulch, peat, perlite, and quartz sand for cephs. There are many different potting mixes that people use that would also work.

    I have used the tray method for both ( pots sitting a little bit of water), but I would not recommend it for others as there is a risk of root rot.

    My general watering tips would be to water helis often and let cephs dry a little bit before watering again. In addition to reading the advice from others growers, I research how the plants grow in nature and try to duplicate the growing conditions the best I can.

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    thanks dave

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    I use 100% live LFS for helis, and 1:1 peat and perlite for cephs.
    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
    <Brokken> Heli: The hamburglar.

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    invest in some fans to help circulate the air. cephs HATE stagnant warm air.
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    Just to share the info, I also use a cypress bark mulch mix with live sphag on top, then for Ceph's its just a peat and silica sand mix.

    good luck

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    For my Cephalotus, I use one part peat, one part perlite, and one part sand. This allows the soil to drain very well, yet still keep the soil moist.
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    I grew my Cephalotus in a windowsill with humidity down to 15% during the winter and freezing temperatures. Over the years, I believe the main key to my success with the Cephalotus was a mild winter dormancy, or at least a decent temp drop at night. For soil, I used peat/perlite. I never have been a fan of sand, myself. But, you can do what you wish. As for Heliamphora, they seem to be rather fond of LFS.
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