Hello I want to purchase a cephalotus but I hear they need winter dormancy or they will die years later due to not having it, is this true? I wouldn't mind giving it dormancy but I grow my plants in a grow tent and I have no where else to put em and lowering the temps for the ceph would not work for the other plants in there. I have seen people who say they have not given them winter rest for a decade but I'm still not sure if its okay -I know lack of winter rest will keep them from flowering but I don't really care if they flower or not.
While I'm certainly no expert on the matter, my observations of the experiences of the community tell me that skipping winter dormancy makes Cephalotus plants more susceptible to fungal problems, crown rot, etc. They can be successfully grown without a dormancy period but it seems like it makes cultivation more difficult.
It doesn't even need to be much of a rest. Do you not have any windowsills with good lighting you could grow plants on?
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