Post by partisangardener on Nov 6, 2014 19:25:35 GMT
Hello I have my Cephalotus just since last spring a juvenile plant. It stayed all spring, summer and part of autumn outside in a bog. At first I tried a small. Ceramic bowl I just had finished.. You may see it in my avatar. The little Cephalotus did quite well. Its now double its original size.
The special material was baked at 1200 C. It still holds great amounts of water.
I did a bigger pot for my beauty this autumn. The potting mixture starts in about one inch height. Water will be sucked up to this level and above by the ceramic material.
Last week I transplanted it. I hope it won’t suffer too much. I was afraid the roots might have gotten too big. But there was only a small clump rooted through. Only one little hairy root looked out of it. In order to remove it I had to turn it over. I hope it hasn’t lost most of its digestive secretion.
The potting medium stayed 8 weeks outside to settle.
For another little plant which I got in the summer in form of three leafs in a pot, I had another variation to put in use. I call it Cephalotus-tepui.
The idea to keep the soil from direct flooding is from Nicky a German pal. To use this for sphagnum growth was then just a minor step. What do you think about these creations?
Post by partisangardener on Nov 18, 2014 20:47:29 GMT
At the backside I have some cavity for a baby-plant of Adiantum. I think it will look nice on the window sill. Adiantum is a fern which needs not that lot of light an benefits from the moisture leaking through the material of the pot. The roots wont be able to get into the main chamber. if they try it over the rim I will have to cut them.