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Thread: Just got a Cephalotus.

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    Just got a Cephalotus.

    I just received a nice baby cephalotus today. It was potted in LFS, and therefore I potted it into an airier mix of 2 parts sand and 1 part peat, with a topdressing of sand. I have it outside in bright shade, covered with a ziplock bag. I plan on gradualy removing the bag and the lb slowly move it into full sun over the next couple of weeks. Does this sound like a good plan? Also I currently have the plant sitting in about an inch of rain water, I plan on waiting for the tray to dry completely between waterings.





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    you should raise the plant up a smidge so the crown (growth point) is above the surface of the media. It appears to be buried..

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    Done, thanks for the tip Mass.

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    Update, I decided to bring the plant in to my terarium shortly after I planted jt, as I realized its a bit late in the season and by the time it acclimated id have to bring it in anyway. Its growing about 4 inches under a 4 tube t5 fixture with a 16 hour photoperiod.It seems to be doing quite well and has grown several new leaves. There are 2 fuzzy ball things on the growth points which I believe to be new pitchers forming.

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    According to my lux meter the plant is receiving 45k lux, so the low end of full sun. The tubes are a 50/50 mix of 3000k and 6500k tubes. So far im really impressed with the lighting as this was my first t5 fixture. Previously I just used old t12 fixtures.

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    Once I move (again) I want to attempt to take a ceph outside. Had them out last summer, but like you, I waited too late this year. I wish there was some good info on acculmating cephs to outdoor conditions.

    Nice plant btw.

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    Nice little ceph you got there ! :-)

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    Thanks Yeah I definately want to put it outside next year. I had one quite a few years back that I kept outside and it did amazingly well, atleast till our dog broke her chain and ate it, lol. We dont have dogs anymore so that shouldnt be a problem.

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