...so I transplanted all 4 into one large and quite tall pot (dollar store special). The media is a mix of all left over media that I had when I started up with CP's again just over a year ago. It is probably completely wrong for Cephalotus. Coloured aquarium gravel (red and blue), whole coconut chunks (probably full of salt), a very coarse sand and some peat that I am no longer using because it grows algae too readily.
...my experiment is to just leave these Ceph's outside all year and bring them in for dormancy if they survive. I will not be subjecting them to the Canadian winter because that would mean certain death. They will be completely exposed to the elements in a south facing backyard (full sun all day), at the Grand Entrance to my greenhouse (bottom left).
...here is a close up. The plants arrived on the 11th of May so they have already been outside for 2 days. My thoughts are that we may baby these things too much, what media to use, what humidity level and all that. I suspect that they are probably a very hardy plant. They may actually not like the '4 star treatment' they get in everybody's grow chamber. But again, this is just another experiment (not as much fun as my last one I must say, haha).
In fact, I will keep a ceph outside this year too. I was temp to protect it from the snow and letting it out for winter too but I'm really not sure. I'm waiting advices from a guy in Germany that also get snow. My problem is that the ceph would be in total darkness for 5 months ... I'm really not sure they can sustain this ...
Post by amanitovirosa on May 13, 2015 19:01:00 GMT -5
...Thanks Shoggoths. Even though I think that these are very tolerant, they probably will not like the Quebec winter too much. The only way to find out is to try it I guess. I have burned some Cephs, now I'm putting some out in full sun for the whole year, but to subject them to a Canadian winter? That is just cruel Martin! Salut!
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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