Its common knowledge here that Cephaloti have the ability to die back to seemingly nothing only to come back several months later, often with a vengeance. However, mine has gone through its own tale of woe, and I'd like to know what you guys think. I just declared it "dead" today, and so I've started the clock, timing the "resurrection."
Beginning of tale of woe:
Spring/Early Summer, happy plant:
Mid/late summer, I drop lights on it accidently, and it isn't very happy about it. It starts to decline a little.
Also late summer: I decided it's a GREAT time to repot the poor thing into a larger pot of something like 2:1:1 sand: peat: perlite.
The decline continues, and even accelerates a little. Maybe accelerated by a fungus I couldn't see, who knows. But I have this now:
Which is pretty much nothing. (Crummy cellphone picture, the small brown rosette-looking thing in the middle there? Yeah, thats what I've got. There is the SLIGHTEST ting of green at the center, but it'll probably be gone by tomorrow)
It is as close to the lights as it was last year when it did well, the only conditions that really changed are those that I described above. My plan is to let it be and water it as normal for several months (but how long is what I wanted to know). Should I do anything more that might be helpful?
Thank you very much,