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    Cephalotus & sphagnum?

    So I'm using peat/sand/perlite as my medium, my question is would it be better to use live sphagnum for top soil or nah?


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    I would just stick with the peat/sand/perlite but if you want to try some other mixes the following link has a few. Cephalotus follicularis - compost

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    No. Unless conditions favor, Cephalotus seems susceptible to crown rot. Many people use a top layer of sand for their cephs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benurmanii View Post
    No. Unless conditions favor, Cephalotus seems susceptible to crown rot. Many people use a top layer of sand for their cephs.
    Right now I got the peat/sand/perlite so I might just coat the top with some sand to help keep the crowns dry. When I water sometimes drops get on them but I use a little blower to dry them up.


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    It's fine to get water on them, you just don't want there to be a lot of moisture constantly around the crown, unless your conditions are very dry.

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