Apollyon wrote:Right on, thank you very much. Hard to gauge fans and the sizes just from an amazon description as well as how they'll clip on to the rails. Seeing it helped out a lot
You’re welcome. Quick question for you...do you top or bottom water your cephs under the dome (perhaps you don’t use a dome). Having sand on the top makes it difficult to judge. I have been top watering them about every week to week and a 1/2. I don’t want to overdue it given they are growing inside now under moderate temps.
I have a few cephalotus now and what I noticed from my experience with them as well as what I've read is you can tray water them but it should be kept very low. The idea would be to keep the roots from getting waterlogged/rotting and having the crown die off. I recently had an issue trying this with a VFT :/ I believe it would really depend on the soil that you use. I was doing tray watering and they responded to it fine (like 1/10-1/8) of the pot. I wanted to make sure it didn't get too wet. After I received a ceph planted in LFS, I decided to top water because I wanted to keep them together and the ceph was a tiny TC (didn't want to repot yet).
I did keep mine in a dome but strangely enough they responded better outside of it where ambient humidity is 60% (I had a control plant) They appear to be less concerned with humidity and acclimate to temps/humidity pretty well.
I feel like if what you are doing is working for you then you're best sticking with it. They appear to be very finicky.
Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what other's can't.