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Thread: Receiving a loose rooted Ceph

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    If I was to receive a loose roote ceph in the mail, what would I need to do to it to get in a pot with the maximum chance for it's survival. It will arrive in a bag filled with spagnum moss. Just at &#3625 each loose rooted just don't want to get it for me to stuff it up.

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    Dear Wado,
    I would pot it up straight away using the recommended compost for Cephalotus. It should have transported OK in a bag with moss.What conditions do you intend to grow it in?

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    The same conditions as my VFT's. heaps of light and plenty of moisture. I used to live near Albany wear the plant comes from so I know the natural habitat.

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    If you are recieving them loose root by mail, wouldnt the contents of the pitchers spill out?

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    The contents of the pitcher would spill out even if the plants were shipped potted.

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    ... and thats ok?

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    Yes, that is ok. Just fill the pitchers with a bit of distilled water. This will increase its lifespan for a while longer.

    The hardest part about growing a ceph is having it adapt the your environment. They often die during this period if they are not provided with good care or the correct conditions.

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    Is the water there to do something, or just to fool it into living?

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