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    Fast pointers in keeping cephalotus

    Hi all

    Just very quickly...

    I know these don't like bog soil they like water but it must drain through them ?

    Can they take tap water, or is it best to stick with RO & Rain water ?

    As for keeping are they much like VFT in the way that they want a lot of sunlight ?

    Do these need dormancy like a VFT and the temptures - they can take.? I am in zone 8

    Is there anything else I should know, thanks peeps in advance.

    Noddy

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    Very interesting reading... Av8tor1

    but is have a question spagnum moss peat is that the same as the peat I use for VFT, or rather can I use the same peat I use for VFT.

    Charcoal Wood... can I ask how you get this in the gardening world as in aquatics we get it in small pellet form. Can the aquatic version be used?

    I have my other pitcher plant on aquatic pebbles so as to keep the humidity

    That was the only question I really had in the media mixes...

    This will be 2010 challange ...

    All advise welcome Noddy

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    noddy on the charcoal wood note. i recommend it. ive had my ceph for almost a month and it seams to be really thriving and i have it in a charcoal mix.

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    Cool that's at 5% ratio I take it's in pellet form that you have it in as mixing large chunks not easy to work with

    30% spagnum moss peat
    25% Coir (specifically Canna coco as this contains Trichoderma)
    10% sharp sand
    25% perlite
    5% wood charcoal
    5% chopped live spagnum moss

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    id also recommend topping it with LFS to keep humidity around plant at a decent percent

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    I grow mine on a window that gets ~7hours direct light a day, in a 4" tall pot, with 1" tall water saucer that I refill once it dries out. The mix I grow it in is 1 peat: 2 perlite. I think I've heard of other people keeping theirs in a mix of 1inorganic to 1organic....something like 1sand/perlite/charcoal : 1chopped lfs, but that just always looks too wet to me (and mosses over real fast).

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    Neglect it and it will do well. That's my ceph philosophy in a nutshell.
    Insanity is a sane response to an insane world.

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