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    I have it planted in 100% LFS.

    Is this good for it, or do people recommend a different soil mix?
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    Savage Garden recommends one part peat to two parts sand and/or perlite.

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    1 part peat and 2 parts perlite seems to work really well
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    Congrats on your new ceph! I think the people before me covered the soil question, so just make sure to post up some pics once it is settled. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    I have 1 in equal parts LFS, peatmoss, and perlite.
    Another is in 1 part peatmoss, 2 parts sand.
    Both grow great.
    Here's a picture of my one in the equal parts LFS, peatmoss, and perlite.


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    Hmmmm, I just received my first one from the auction. Wickedthistle said she grew hers in live sphag. A few leaves and pitchers have died (presumably from shock), does anyone think I should change mediums?The plants is only about 2 inches in diameter if that makes a diff.

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    I don't think you need to change the media. I have a Ceph shoot, that I accidently severed from the mother plant, in my attempt to take leaf cuttings, in live LFS. It has been there for 2 months now and is still alive.

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    I've read of them growing in many variations of these mixes successfully.

    As a bit of an experiment, I transplanted 3 rooted cuttings earlier this year into:
    - 50:50 sand/sphagnum peat
    - 50:50 perlite/sphagnum peat
    - 100% LFS [dead]

    Although too early to draw conclusions, the LFS plant is losing - still growing well but not as well as the other 2.

    For rooting cuttings, live LFS has always worked best for me.
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