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    Works good? What is your secret?[/QUOTE]
    ... we're all asking ourselves that when it comes to WildBill's CPs.

    There are a few sources of coco peat here and there. I'll probably put up a discussion of sources for media components on the NECPS page one of these days, after moving and restocking my growing supplies with some different things to try out.
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    Thanks Tamlin, goldtrap2690,and D muscipula, for all that information! How do you transpant a sundew (capensis) into a pot full of sphagnum moss? The roots are weak compared to a nep or the bulb of a vft. I could see dropping a seed of a sundew in sphagnum moss, then having the roots grow into the moss. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] I had a heck of time transplanting my adelae into peat/perlite mix...darn, sundew kept on fall on the side. Transplanting is not one of my favorite hobbies...I will be transplanting capensis sometime soon. I have about 10 capensis in a 3 inch pot.

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    Travis -

    I am almost brutal when digging up and repotting a capensis. They pop up in a lot of my other CPs and window boxes. I jam a fork in the soil underneath and pry it up. Some of the roots may tear, but they all have recovered quickly and nicely. Then I push and fold all the leaves upward and hold it that way while moving it around to minimize soil, etc., sticking all over the leaves. Still holding it that way, I set it the root part in a pot filled halfway up with damp long fiber moss. Then I slowly and gently pack damp pieces of the sphagnum around it until it can stand up by itself. The I water it from the top and set it in shade/partial sun for a few days.

    With small sundews like rotundifolia, I pluck them out and lay on top of the sphagnum in the new pot and just water it in all around with an old ketchup bottle - the kind with the pointy tip.

    Hope this helps.

    WildBill

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    Thanks WildBill! I looked at my D. Capensis last night and noticed flowers are coming up [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . I will see if I can get a picture of it. I will wait till I get the seeds then go from there. I am going to use sphagnum moss for most of my cps now. I have some in store right now so that makes things handy.

    Thank You All,
    Travis

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    I will let you all know how things go with my plants when I transplant. It will only be my sundews this year. Then vft's this coming spring. *cheers* to never stop learning! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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