Sign in to follow this  
mobile

Vertical Growing Cephalotus

Recommended Posts

As requested by my friend Dimi, here's some pics of my Cephalotus wall:

DSC_0251.JPG

DSC_0253.JPG

DSC_0259.JPG

DSC_0266.JPG

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

really cool Carl,you know we all want more info on how you have achieved this ,like have you used a mesh to keep media in place and how do you go about watering,also how long has it been growing,i have a load of small ceph plants from cuttings and would love to do something similar ,anyway thanks for sharing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's great Carl.

I have been designing a 'Wall of Ceph' to show them in a narlturalistic planting but yours looks so good. Like Corky I am interested in what is supporting the compost vertical surface.

Cheers,

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Such view just makes me want to make one myself. :) I just wonder where I would put it. :D

Great plants!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice pics Carl. Could you show a picture from the side? I am curious to see how steep it is.

I need to redo mine since the ground sort of sinks away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sectioned a rectangular pot, packed it with peat (no aggregate), planted the cephs in it and seeded the surface with moss spores. The idea of the moss is to hold it all together. I water the whole thing using a pressurised sprayer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hope you dont mind Carl , dont want to hijack your post,

Had this wall for some time now ,plants are from ex-vitro stock , have grown quite well now and the other wall is starting to grow as well , lack of quality water from a very hot and dry summer with temps exceeding 47c has not helped at all either, been a tough summer on all plants here especial cephs

P1200322.jpg

P1200322.jpg

P1200323.jpg

probably not a pretty as Carl's , but there growing reasonably well under trying conditions

Edited by snapperhead51
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John and carl WOW i have to try that. Amazing setup !!

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

Edited by Maiden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hope you dont mind Carl , dont want to hijack your post

I don't mind at all John. In fact, I like seeing pics of others growing these plants in such a way.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mind at all John. In fact, I like seeing pics of others growing these plants in such a way.

Hope that you don't mind if i put up my very crude example. Did it mostly as an experiment last year, never expected much, but it has grown quite allot.

After the re-pot

SAM_0227_zps2f2bb066.jpg

a few months later

SAM_0645_zps5d019524.jpg

not so long ago...

SAM_0832_zps51fdb5fa.jpg

SAM_0822_zpsc81373bf.jpg

Seriosly thinking in starting to grow all my cephalotus this way!!

Edited by Malvo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Carl,

Just a quick question; when you say it was seeded with moss spores, is that the same as the moss spores sold for Bonsai?

Cheers.

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Carl,

Just a quick question; when you say it was seeded with moss spores, is that the same as the moss spores sold for Bonsai?

Cheers.

Steve

Hi Steve,

Yes, bonsai moss spores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do not say that, Fred wouldn't believe. :Laie_97:

Of course I believe John, he's honest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow u just won 10 new points Fred. :lol: Well done!

P. S. Sorry Carl, about the off topic - Fred had to know lol

Edited by dimitar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this