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    I thought I should show everyone my Cephalotus follicularis collection

    This is my phill Mann clone and my favorite



    And these are my typicals that where planted in lfsm and I just transplant it in peat and a little perlit I hope it grows better now



    And this is my newest ceph double ribbed this is my first one from a leaf pulling

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    From my understanding (Which is little) pure peat is an awful mix for any carnivorous plant, especially Cephalotus which need extreme drainage. Ive seen people plant them in almost entirely pebbles.

    That aside, your plants look great

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    Nice cephs
    Nepenthes Ampullaria, Spectabilis Sibuatan, Peltata, X Miranda, Ventricosa, Spathulata,
    and Veitchii x spectibilis
    Cephalotus Follicularis Typical, unknown, and Czech Giant.
    Dionaea Muscipula Ginormous, B52, Red Piranha, Bohemian Garnet, Gremlin, Dente, King Henry and Big Mouth.

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    Good looking plants! In time they will grow into monsters. The soil mix will depend more on your setup and watering schedule. It may take while for you to find what works perfect for you. Don't be afraid of trial and error. I've seen cephs grown in everything from pure sand to pure miracle gro peat! Some even more exotic. Not saying those are the best long term soils but don't be so picky about your mixes.

    If you have questions you know how to find me!

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    Agree with JCal: The right medium for your plants is highly situational. I'm lazy, and I don't want to have to top water plants every day. My Cephs grow in a mix that's largely orchid bark, with some peat/sand mix, perlite and a bit of LFS thrown in. They also grow in net pots with the interior lined with landscape fabric to keep everything in. In this very airy mix and setup, they thrive sitting in water constantly.

    A denser mix in a plastic pot in these conditions likely wouldn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sashoke View Post
    From my understanding (Which is little) pure peat is an awful mix for any carnivorous plant, especially Cephalotus which need extreme drainage. Ive seen people plant them in almost entirely pebbles.

    That aside, your plants look great
    From the "Don't try this at home file"

    Here is a Ceph growing in free flowing slow water, it was always wet, not moist, wet. It never grew well but it grew. I have been moving my Cephs toward a more inorganic, airy medium over the years. Although I've been rooting leaves in Seed Starting Sponges recently with very good results. Cephs are not as picky as alot of people claim imo.
    Cephalotus Typical by randallsimpson, on Flickr
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    That's crazy with my typical it was staying to wet I thought the I need more light to then what light is that ceph under rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
    That's crazy with my typical it was staying to wet I thought the I need more light to then what light is that ceph under rss
    That one was under some older T5s, it really needed more light and less water for optimal growth. Was more of an experiment than anything.

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