Growing Cephalotus vertically

perrywing

Sprout
I have this setup I managed to grab off of someone selling off their collection last year.

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I'm not actually sure what's exactly in the soil, but I think there's a bit of perlite, but mostly peat (for water retention for obvious reasons). I find it's doing really well and actually happier when not sitting in a tray of water. I just top water it a bit more frequently than my other cephs growing normally.

I'm actually setting up an entire 10 gallon tank like this. Hopefully it works well, fingers crossed!
 

perrywing

Sprout
I did a similar setup using lava rock in the soil to help keep it upright and give sturdiness to the stratum. The rest of the mix was sand and peat moss.

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Wow, looks amazing! If I may ask, what size tank did you use? And what lighting? Did you use any drainage? Also, I think I see a mesh top - is that correct? Sorry for the bombardment of questions, haha! I'm currently working on a 10 gallon setup like yours and taking all the tips I can get! Thanks!!!
 

Sean

Seedling
This is a ten gallon tank with LED strip and the red/blue light is LED flexible strip for the UV and infra red spectrum's. The mesh top is a reptile mesh lid to let the light through and because the lights get really hot. No need for drainage at all ever. I usually leave half an inch of water at the bottom that keeps the hillside moist at all times. I will be dismantling this tank and moving it into a taller and narrower bowfront tank which I believe is also ten gallon with the same lighting.
 

ekmek

Seedling
This is a ten gallon tank with LED strip and the red/blue light is LED flexible strip for the UV and infra red spectrum's. The mesh top is a reptile mesh lid to let the light through and because the lights get really hot. No need for drainage at all ever. I usually leave half an inch of water at the bottom that keeps the hillside moist at all times. I will be dismantling this tank and moving it into a taller and narrower bowfront tank which I believe is also ten gallon with the same lighting.

please make a thread of how you set up the bowfront! I'm super interested!
 
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