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    if i kept a ceph under a plastic cover and left it on my windowsill, would it work?
    my window sill get light from sunrise to noon, and the humidity in the container would be just right (im guessing)
    any suggestions?
    i really want a ceph, but have no green house, and my little terrarium is full of plants already -_-
    Thanks in advanced,
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    Hi

    To grow a ceph, you don't need a terrarium or greenhouse. Just a pot with 2 parts perlite, 1 part coarse sand, 1 part sphagnum peat moss and 1 part LFS. Use the water tray method during summer and remove the tray in winter.

    Cut a 2 litre bottle of Pepsi or Coke in half so that the bottom part of the bottle could be used as a cover for your plant (keeps humidity high). Make sure you make 2 small holes on the cover to let hot air out. Now you can put your ceph on a windowsill. 3-4 hours direct sunlight will suffice to get nice growth.

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    NICE!!!
    ill order a ceph on tuesday
    cephs are the coolest pitcherplants (then neps and sarrs tie 4 2nd place) but i still like them all [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    o, one more thing, would this same method work for brocchinia
    Reducta, i want to get one also ^^
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    Tell me about cephs being the coolest carnivorous plants!. I love them so much, i'd sell my soul to the devil for a supergiant ceph which by the way, i am still looking for.


    Regarding brocchinias, they are much more easier to grow than cephs. just make sure they have water all the time and get enough sun. Use an open mix with perlite, sand, and peat and voilaa

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/agustinfranco/bigceph10.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

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    Wow, that's a cool little plant if I ever saw one!

    Brocchinia, you say? I've never heard of these before, where could I find out more? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    personally I would not put a cover on a Ceph in the sun, it will cook. If it is standing in a water tray it should be humid enough
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    Mananan, Brocchinia Reducta is a carnivorous Bromeliad [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    they work kinda like sarrs, but they dont have pitchers, just slippery leaves and a pool of water in the middle.
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    Hi:

    In regards to gardenofeden's comment. Sure they'll cook if you keep then under direct sunlight all day (6-8 hours) in summertime. I just put mine under partly sunny conditions (3-4 hours). that does the trick for me. I thought we were talking about windowsill conditions?

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