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    Cephalotus Advice

    Alright, ladies and gents. I might be getting ahold of some Cephalotus seeds. Give me any advice you can offer in terms of germination, substrate, care, etc. I want to know as much as possible before I start this so that I can give them the best possible care.

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    I've already read those. I hoping some people in here can provide even more thorough advice, especially regarding what works for them.

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    Thanks. It seems like I can provide all of the conditions listed without any trouble.

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    I have my Cephalotus growing well in the following conditions:

    Soil: 2 parts perlite, 1 part peat, 1 part sand. Allows for a very well drained soil.

    Watering: keep it moist to wet, but well drained.

    Light: grows successfullly in any light. Shady, full sun, partial light, etc.

    Temps: Mine grow in the 80s and are quite happy.
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    I've been seeing that mixture (or something close to it) on a lot of different sites. When you say "moist to wet," do you mean that you water it daily? Every other? Also, do you keep your Ceph in a terrarium or out in the open? Indoors or out? (Sorry. Lots of questions.)

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    If you're in Los Angeles you can probably grow them outdoors all year round. I've grown mine on a east facing windowsill for three years. I moved it outdoors because it hasn't flowered yet. Probably the winter temperatures aren't cold enough indoors. I would have put them outdoors last if it were not a mealybug problem with the outdoors plants. I top water daily, occasionally (once or twice a month) I'll fill the tray with 1-2 cm of water and let it dry before top watering again. And I water the crowns on some of the smaller growing points. No choice really until I repot and divide.




    Other people in the LACPS grow theirs outdoors, in greenhouses, or indoors either under lights or in a tank under lights.

    Here's what Peter (pingman) has to say:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=112385
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