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    Hey everyone,
    I am getting a Ceph pretty soon (I hope)

    What do you pot it in?

    Go ahead
    Post it, I dare you [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Wheee. My ceph arrived in the mail today. It's sitting in my greenhouse and I'm hoping for the best... anyway. The website I got my ceph from has the mix they use one the page. Here it is: 50% dried sphagnum moss, 40% perlite, 5% peat moss and 5% wood charcoal.

    I don't think the wood charcoal is a "must have" in there though...

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    Heh. I'm actually experimenting with cuttings right now. Plants are in 75% sand, 20% peat. 5% perlite - as a layer at the bottom. Cuttings are in live spag - the plants really love it but I think they'll need more solid medium as they grow roots.
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    You dare................
    A plastic pot.


    Equal parts of LFS, perlite, and peat moss.


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    40% milled sphagnum, 40% perlite, 10% peat, 10% sand. Water on the tray method, but let the water dry out of tray between waterings.

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    Hey Joe -

    This is what I use - I think it's called the Charles Brewer Mix:

    45% dried spagnum moss
    45% medium perlite
    8% peat/sand mixture
    2% wood charcoal

    I had heard that there is some sort of beneficial fungus in the soil that Cephs need. So, when I got my 1 leaf ceph a few years ago I scooped out a spoonful of the soil and used it to innoculate the new mix. I put both soils in a ziplock bag, shook it up and waited for a few days before repotting.

    My Cephs are in terrariums under fluorescent lights. They are in 4 inch plastic pots and the soil line is maybe 5 to 6 inches from the lights (that are on for 17 hours a day right now).

    Good Luck!!

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    I use 80% perlite and 20% sphagnum peat moss, and I use a layer of sphagnum moss at the bottom to keep the soil together.

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    im currently using a clay pot for my pitcher plants. Should I switch to a plastic pot? Although they seem to be doing very well.

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