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    How I Propagate Cephalotus Video

    I put together a little video for my friends on my methods of propagating Ceph's and thought I would post it here it hopes it might be a source of help for someone interested.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0VbYl2zGbQ
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    By far the most informative video I've seen on the subject.

    Just goes to show how silly all of the urban legends are regarding this species.
    looks like we can dismiss (cephalotus rules of thumb):
    1. getting the crown wet = death
    2. root disturbance = death
    3. pot sitting in water = root rot
    4. cephs need high humidity in order to thrive

    Jerry, do you feel we could amend #4 to: Ceph pullings need high humidity in order to strike

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    Thank you for the great informative video. I now feel more comfortable doing the leaf pulling technique on my ceph. Thank you!
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    see.. I always felt comfortable doing it. But lacked the steps I needed to be successful with it.
    This vid is exactly what I needed. A descriptive "start-to-finish", "step-by-step", take me by the hand and walk me through it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    By far the most informative video I've seen on the subject.

    Just goes to show how silly all of the urban legends are regarding this species.
    looks like we can dismiss (cephalotus rules of thumb):
    1. getting the crown wet = death
    2. root disturbance = death
    3. pot sitting in water = root rot
    4. cephs need high humidity in order to thrive

    Jerry, do you feel we could amend #4 to: Ceph pullings need high humidity in order to strike
    Yeah, my vid wasn't real clear on the higher RH for new propagation but that's what I use the grow chambers for shown in the vid......hope that clears it up a bit....thanks for pointing that out Trav.

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    Good video jrj88! Very nice selection of clones you have there.

    I haven't done as much propagating of Cephs as you, but have found them very hardy and really quite easy to grow over the past few years. I always remove as much media as possible when repotting and find if they're healthy they dont skip a beat. I use LFS/perlite, water from above and almost always get the crown wet, but provide ample air flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    Jerry, do you feel we could amend #4 to: Ceph pullings need high humidity in order to strike
    I don't bag my pulls or put under a dome for high humidity, just leave out in the open under a shop light, and they strike near 100%, but maybe takes longer for results that way? The quickest was about 3 weeks (only one pitcher pull) and the longest was almost 4 months. The humidity on the shelf I keep them runs anywhere from 30 to 50% humidity depending on time of year.

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    Thank you for posting the video Jerry! Your classroom just got more crowded, haha.

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