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    did few things this weekend.. wan't much time to work with ceph. my wife and kids decided that they want dogs and adapted two new puppies. lucy and barrett. cute little things. don't bark, and using my hands as their chewing toys.

    so far i have been giving water to the ceph every other days, distilled water. they seem to respond well. i let them stand in water for few hours, then remove it and pour just little water on top avoiding the leaves. however, i have noticed that they seems to like humid environment on the top so far. if i leave the top open for any amount of time, or just use the top cup with bottom open around the container like in above picture, the lid will slowly come down. not completely shut, but down enough i can notice. if i use top and bottom cup like clam shell case, the lid will open up wide looking much healthier. i guess they will need more time to get used to low humidity in my study.
    pete

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    Do not water the growth point, unless you want to rot the plant. You might want to reduce the amount of water in the tray, from what I'm told, and others please correct me if I'm wrong, you don't want the roots in standing water. During the winter months, you might need to cut down on the watering. As others have stated, the lids do close with the lack of humidity. I noticed that mine close only when the humidity is low, even though the soil was moist.

    I posted photos of one of my plants growing on my windowsill here: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ill-Cephalotus

    These plants do not like being fussed over. Patience is a virtue with these guys! If you are testing new things, do them in small steps, or you will lose them.
    Good Luck with this Ceph!

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    been misting often, but found a balance between watering from bottom, and letting the ceph sitting in tray of water without touching the water. humidity from the tray keeps winter leaves and pitcher happy, and watering from bottom keeps crown happy.

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