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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Here's my current Cephalotus leaf rootings. The first ones are in perlite:
    So the substrate is just a sphagnum/perlite mix..? I'm still really new to all of this, so I'm trying to pick up as much info as I can. Learn as you go type of thing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poec.Breeder View Post
    So the substrate is just a sphagnum/perlite mix..? I'm still really new to all of this, so I'm trying to pick up as much info as I can. Learn as you go type of thing..
    Jim is using this as a propagation mix. You'll find that there are some mixes that are more conducive for propagating cuttings or seedlings. For an adult plant, a mix more similar to its natural environment would be used, e.g., a 1:1:1 mix of peat, sand, and perlite. Cephs prefer sandy soils that are fast draining. They do not like sitting in water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poec.Breeder View Post
    So the substrate is just a sphagnum/perlite mix..? I'm still really new to all of this, so I'm trying to pick up as much info as I can. Learn as you go type of thing..
    No, all but the last picture are leaf rootings in just perlite, the Sphagnum is removed from where I 'plant' the leaf.

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    For an adult plant, a mix more similar to its natural environment would be used, e.g., a 1:1:1 mix of peat, sand, and perlite. Cephs prefer sandy soils that are fast draining. They do not like sitting in water.
    I find a mix of dried NZ Sphagnum moss, perlite, lime-free sand and peat to be a good mix for adult plants.

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    ... good thing I ordered a potted plant. lol Guess I should run out and score some sand. That's the one thing I'm missing at this point. Thanks for the advice guys..

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