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    Should I repot my carnivorous plants?

    My dad is forcing me to repot my plants which includes 3 sarra, a ceph, and 2 pings(1 is producing 2 flowers). I'm afraid I may disturb the roots and cause the plant to die or stop growing. Should I really repot them?

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    You can repot them if you like. It's winter-time now so it's actually the best time of the year to repot them.
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    I live in the tropics, so no winter for me. They are all still growing. My dad once forced me to repot my rajah and I ended up killing it.

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    if your saying you don't give your temperate plants dormancy, they may die over time... to put them to dormancy in the tropics you can put them in your frisge with some moist sphagnum and in a baggie.

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    Here in the tropics, plants go into dormancy different times of the year, not now. especially when the dry season changes into the rainy season. Here, we try the dry dormancy method which is better than the fridge dormancy method because the sudden temperature drop from 30-40 C to 10 - - C shocks the plant and kill it.

    BTW should I really repot the plants? All of them are fine. My dad is driving me nuts by continuously asking me to repot the plants.

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    Why is he forcing you to repot all your plants?

    If all of your plants are growing fine, don't touch them. Explain to your Dad that cp's don't like to be frequently disturbed.
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    Reasons from my dad:

    'If the pot is bigger, it will grow fast and big.'

    When I say CPs hate being disturbed, he says

    'Nonsense. Can't you see the new Sarra you just bought, so big because the pot is big'

    I said

    'That plant is old, that is why it is big. And they repotted it during dormancy'

    Dad

    'Nonsense. Where is there such thing as dormancy'

    Mom

    'Mister, your son knows more than you in CPs.'

    Dad

    'Nonsense, use common sense. Big pot = big plant'

    Me

    Quietly slips away....

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantlover View Post
    Reasons from my dad:

    'If the pot is bigger, it will grow fast and big.'
    Well, then we'd all use 36" pots for our prized Nepenthes.

    Quote Originally Posted by plantlover View Post

    'Nonsense. Can't you see the new Sarra you just bought, so big because the pot is big'
    Just don't believe him on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by plantlover View Post

    'Nonsense. Where is there such thing as dormancy'
    Here. Most trees have dropped their leaves and stopped growing. As have most of my temperate CPs. If this isn't dormancy... what is?

    Quote Originally Posted by plantlover View Post

    'Nonsense, use common sense. Big pot = big plant'
    That works well with trees, who like to stretch their roots into the soil. AFAIK (and seen), most CP's roots are indifferent to crowding.


    I think that your dad just wants to see some rat-eating monster-sized plants. Show him that when left alone (with water, of course), they will still grow.
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