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Repotting Cephalotus

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Repotted some Cephalotus today because the media was drying much too fast and took some photos.

New and old pot. New pot is 5.5" wide.
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Media mixed up
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Leca in bottom of the pot
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Roots are about 8" long
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Tons of roots at the bottom
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These big thick roots were everywhere
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Potted up without top layer
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With top layer (pure LFS)
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Also potted up a smaller. This one is "Czech Giant" (thanks again Devon)
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Again long roots. They actually stop just below my wrist.
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Potted up
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Then some small pullings. Couldnt believe how long these roots are!

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Group photo
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excellent work! :) is your mix just perlite and LFS?

times like these i look over at my teeeeny tiny ceph and shake my head hahah. maybe some day :p
 
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Thanks Myles, yup just perlite and LFS.

The second plant was all brown with no life above ground a little over a year ago. They grow fast once they're happy.
 
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I love your cephs... Brilliant! Thats a shame that I cant get these in my country :/
 
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*gasp* I remember when I had a Czech Giant that looked that awesome. So jealous..
 
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Thanks mass. it didnt look so awesome after it nearly died. This was it about about 14 months ago maybe. I switched to LFS and perlite about a month after the pic cause it came to a halt. Glad I did cause its been working so far.

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yeah, see.. LFS is what killed all my big kids. What works for some, doesn't work for others. Really comes down to the environment I think.
 
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