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    My cephs home

    Yesterday I got a new cephalotus !!! I do not know what type it is , also i have only had one ceph before and it died .what should i do so this does not happen again ? what should i feed it ? do these questions differ from different types ?I will try to say what type when i figure it out !......... if i figure it out

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    also i keep it with my hamatas at 85-99 % humidity and temp of 62-75

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    is this temp+humidity ok

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    i wonder what type it is ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by n bicalcarata View Post
    Yesterday I got a new cephalotus !!! I do not know what type it is , also i have only had one ceph before and it died .what should i do so this does not happen again ? what should i feed it ? do these questions differ from different types ?I will try to say what type when i figure it out !......... if i figure it out

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    also i keep it with my hamatas at 85-99 % humidity and temp of 62-75
    Well.....I can tell you how I keep mine successfully, if it helps you out any.

    I keep mine in my HL growchamber with temps of 45-65F winter temps and 65-75F summer temps, with 85-90% humidity. I have a large fan in my chamber and I keep the cephs i near it since they enjoy extra airflow. I have them 8in under a 8 bulb T5 HO fixture with a photoperiod ranging from 11 hours in the winter, to 14 hours in the summer. For soil I use a mix of equal parts perlite/peat/sand/charcoal/find bark. I water it by topwatering, I never use the tray method. For feeding I use ants, or when I can't get them, betta pellets. I also root feed using a few osmocote pellets pushed down into the soil around the plant every 6 months.

    Hope this helps.
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    do you use distilled , r.o , or tap

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    Quote Originally Posted by n bicalcarata View Post
    do you use distilled , r.o , or tap
    If you have good quality tap, you may be able to get away with it because it wont be sitting in the water via the tray method.

    I always water my cephalotus with distilled water. I use my sprayer to saturate the soil as best i can. Periodically i put it in a little saucer of water and let it drink the whole thing.

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    thanks also i have a fridge that has a fine filter and this water comes from the prefiltered tap which is from a well so the fridge is x2 times better water

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    is this any better ? ?

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    i probably should have called this post ceph care !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by n bicalcarata View Post
    Yesterday I got a new cephalotus !!! I do not know what type it is , also i have only had one ceph before and it died .what should i do so this does not happen again ? what should i feed it ? do these questions differ from different types ?I will try to say what type when i figure it out !......... if i figure it out

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    also i keep it with my hamatas at 85-99 % humidity and temp of 62-75

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    is this temp+humidity ok

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    i wonder what type it is ....
    If you received it as a Cephalotus with no name then should be labelled as 'Cephalotus follicularis'. Naming it as anything else, based on what you think it might be is wrong, as you will never know for sure and neither will anyone else, with the possible exception of who supplied it to you. If it was a named clone then I'm sure the seller would have labelled it as such.

    In my opinion 85-99% humidity is quite high for this species and without adequate ventilation it could cause rot. See typical climate statistics here: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...9500_All.shtml. I grow nearly all of mine on a sunny windowsill, using the tray method, where they grow well.

    I would not even consider feeding it until it has settled in for at least a few months. It will not need feeding and doing so will just increase the risk of something going wrong right now.

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    thanks also i have a fridge that has a fine filter and this water comes from the prefiltered tap which is from a well so the fridge is x2 times better water
    If the well water has a high mineral content then the water is still likely to have high mineral content even after being filtered, which long term the plant will not like. Even if it's top watered it will build up in the medium. You would need to measure the water TDS to be sure, otherwise you would be best to use rainwater or RO water.

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    well mobile my plant was from a person that i know and it was labeled cephalotus follicularis ..... my spelling may be off. also i have fed it but it was under simmalar conditions when i bought it !

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    ok good i keep it at conditions you say are right !!![COLOR="green"]

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