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    Cephalotus medium question

    Hello!

    I just repotted a couple of cephs, but I'm worried that I didn't make an airy enough mix. I was too lazy to actually measure the amount of stuff I put into the mix. :P

    It's sand, peatmoss, and perlite. It doesn't look airy enough to me, but let me know what you think.

    And if I re-pot them again, would it put them under a lot more stress, or would it really matter since I just re-potted them?

    sorry about the bad pics



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    Looks Great to me...they aren't terribly picky, as long as the soil stays damp and the center doesn't end up smelling like rotten eggs. Looks like there is more than enough perlite in there.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't touch them for a while. That mix looks fine for now. The less you mess with them, the better off they are.

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    Thanks Exo and Cthulu. We'll see how they do, then!

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    Should be fine Devon. Just make sure it gets enough air movement where ever you are placing it and correspond that with damp media and decent humidity and you can't stop them from growing.

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    I'm not into measuring quantities, I just go by eye as to whether it looks right. Typically, with a Cephalotus mix, I try to have one that it relatively free draining. That is, when I water from above, the surface water quickly disperses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    I'm not into measuring quantities, I just go by eye as to whether it looks right. Typically, with a Cephalotus mix, I try to have one that it relatively free draining. That is, when I water from above, the surface water quickly disperses.
    I do the same, although this time I didn't do it well.

    If it should be that freely draining, then I think I should re-pot it... But I don't want it to go under even more stress. I'll leave it forr a year anyway and see how it does. :P

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    @Devon, I'm not advocating that you repot, just saying what I aim for. I've actually had a mature Cephalotus growing in a very compacted peat based mix and it grew just fine. Repotting can set them back a little, so best not to do it too often I find.

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