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Thread: Repotting your cp's (question)

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    I was wondering of repoting plants after a few years to a fresh growing medium was necearry for continued health and vigor of cp's, in particular pings. Is it?

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    Yes, repotting is necessary. Some growers do it every year. Others every couple of years. And of course when there is algae, inappropriate moss, or mold that just can't be gotten rid of easily. Some people "nuke" their soil media, to ensure there aren't contaminants / nutrients in it.

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    You mean "to ensure that there AREN'T"?

    I would only repot mine in new pots and soil every couple of years, but they usually need bigger pots before that, so I have to do it more often.
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    the alge isnt harming anything, and i wat to know WHY it is i need to repot. Obviously the plant depleating the soil nurtrients isnt a issue, as with houseplants (but i can see the thing with pants growing bigger). Fresh medium? plants dont need it in the wild and certainly dont get it in the wild, what makes doing it so beneficial in cultivation, and why?
    that makes no logic

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    Has anyone actually conducted experimennts with roptting co's and compared vigor in potted/unpotted plants over a piriod of time? perhaps in a chart of some sort? Or is repotting just assumed to be beneficial because it helps other types of plans? Do we repot just because were told? Of is it a obvious benefit to the plant that wouldnt be there if you had opted not to repot? Is there a definate increse in growth from a potted plant after recovery as opposed to a plant just left there?
    Would someone who just repots all their cp's because they heard its beficial actually know weather it is or not, because there is no 'control' gtoup of un repotted plants that they can have as reference?
    that makes no logic

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    You only need to if the palnt gets too big or the potting mix breaks down. Which you will know about when your mix starts smelling like bog gasses. Which I'll let some one else give you another word for that, which I am sure is not going to be perfume.

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    And what are the negative effects of the medium breaking down?
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    its a natural decay. It would happen all the time and if the plants couldnt cope with that wouldnt they die out in a short amount of time? They grow in bogs anyway so i assume bog gasses arnt a big deal.
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