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    I'm getting a cephalotous cutting and I'm wondering what's the BEST way to root it. Kiento says that I should use sugarwater (that it dramatically increases the chances of it rooting), I've heard to have them float on water, to put them in moist sphagnum moss, etc.
    how would I go about rooting a cephalotous cutting? if I should use sugarwater then how much sugar should I add to the water?
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    i used live sphagnum in a BIG covered dish
    i gave it bottom heat with a lizard heatting rock one of the smallest ones they have so it would'nt get too hot and i also gave it 12 hours of flourecent light
    i did remove the lid once every two days dureing the day time so as not to incurage mold to grow
    also i did not touch them, it took about one month for the first leaf to sprout it's own pitchers while others took two or two and hahalf months.
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    sounds easy... but why BOTTOM heat? could I give it heat from a lamp (top)?
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    Hey alphawolf - are you getting a root, leaf, or pitcher cutting? I've rooted all three in moist spag, top lights, high humidity. Never heard about the sugarwater, but I use a very, very dilute solution of water, superthrive and a pinch of orchid fertilizer. If you get a pitcher cutting, rip off the "roof" and keep the pitcher filled with water. And I agree S8R, it can take a while before it sprouts - mine took 4 months! But as long as the cutting is green and not mushy brown, then it's doing fine!
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    aha! ok... I think I'll do ok. I will not use fertilizer though!!!! I'm afraid of using fertilizer even in regular plants! lol! I haven't killed any last times I fertilized them but I used to :P
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    I got the sugarwater technique from elgecko's site so ask him about it. I myself have never grown a ceph let alone from a cutting. It says on elgecko's site that it brings the percentage up by like 70 if you use sugarwater rather than regular distilled water. I'm sure that superthrive would also make a difference. And Luis, SuperThrive isn't really a fertilizer, it;s more of a vitamin or something. It's a lot safer and better than fertilizer apparently.
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    i'm about to get my very first two cephs from tony, a mature regular, and a seedling giant clone
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