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By jwalker
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Joined:  Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:39 pm
#207101
Ok guys I ordered a Cephalotus from fts now I need to get ready for it any advice would be appreciated I have a shop light now with knew 6500 k bulbs the thing I'm worried about is over watering it or under watering it also do I need to do anything else once it gets here or just unpack it and put it under the light I'd love some feed back
By tish
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#207110
What ever u do. After u pot it. Dont repot anymore as the roots are pretty sensitive. There is a ceph caring guide in this website I can't get it from my hp now.
By jwalker
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#207125
Ya I read that but I'm worried about the sudden death thing is the watering frequency dependent on humidity no-one goes into detail about it
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By Matt
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#207129
Once the plant arrives, just unpack it and put it under the light. It should be ready to go!

Watering frequency is something that comes up over and over again and the answer is always the same for pretty much all plants (excluding Sarracenia): water when the soil is just moist. There really is no set "frequency" with which to water plants. Allow the soil to dry to the point where it is damp and will likely dry out completely within the next day and then saturate the media. That's it :)
By jwalker
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#207149
Ya I think hearing about the sudden death thing just scares everyone to death thanks Matt u helped ease my mind lol
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By Matt
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#207159
Yes, watering is definitely intimidating and scary because, if done improperly, it can result in plant death. But once you get the hang of keeping the soil at an appropriate moisture level, it becomes second nature.

Of course, that is until you get tens of thousands of plants, like we grow now, and you simply don't have the time to spend checking each individual pot for appropriate moisture levels. At that point, there is usually some loss due to drying out or, more rarely, over watering.
By jwalker
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#207170
I can't contemplate 1000 let alone 10,000 or more lol
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