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Thread: Is it too late to repot my pitchers?

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    I just joined this forum and this is my first post...
    I have been more of a water gardener (2500 gal pond), but received a pitcher in a trade in May 2002. I've decided I would like to get more into carnivorous plants.

    Anyways, onto my question. But first, a little more background...

    I just read that carnivorous plants should generally be repotted in March. Lucky me. I just repotted a week or so ago. Then it says that all of the soil should be replaced since some nutrients would have developed in the old soil, and that soil for cp's must be nutrient-free.

    Shortly after I repotted (I divided into 2 pots as well), both plants developed a flower bud. I got my first flowers! I didn't even know that these things flowered. It also said that actively growing plants should not be repotted.

    So what should I do? Should I wait another year to repot? I'm thinking it might be better to repot and suffer those consequences rather than have the plant die on me because I have bad soil. And what are the consequences of repotting an actively growing plant?

    thanks,
    Warren

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    Welcome to the forums! The consoquences of repoting an actively growing sarr is a set back in growth. Hope you have fun on these forums,oh and watch out for Ozzy.........
    Happy growin`,
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    Thanks Noah. That doesn't sound too bad. In fact, now that I think about it, I received these plants in May. They had to be active then.

    I guess I'll find out sooner or later who Ozzy is... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

    Warren

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    Nice to see you made it over from our other forum Warren [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Cant help you with your question though since I have only had my Sarracenia's since last year.

    Cheers,
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    Warren, your plants should be fine as long as you give them good conditions. Wait to repot them until next year, and enjoy your flowers this year! Congrats! And get more CPs!

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    Ozzy is a mod here who is in a battle with spectabilis73, a member here. He posted pics from a porn site.

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    Thanks Sean. I saw you at the foreign trading post area last night. I replied there, thinking that you were the originator of that thread. I guess I got too excited. Anyways, this looks like a real nice forum.

    Capstock,
    Maybe I'll just repot the one that doesn't look as good. There is a flower bud on that one too, but it's staying real small. I don't think it's going to open. The plant doesn't look as good as the one where the flower did open. This way, I'll manage my risk. I'd hate to lose them both because I didn't repot and they got nutrient poisoning.

    Droseradude,
    Thanks for the info on Ozzy. Still don't quite get what it's about, but I can imagine.

    I'm going to try to post a pic of my flower that I took this morning. It's hanging down, and I had to tilt the pot up to get a photo of it at the angle I wanted to show.

    Warren

    hmmmm. I'm getting an error that I have an invalid image extension. You are allowed to post .jpgs, no? Does it have to be a gif?

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    Warren, repot nothing. Wait until late winter to repot, as that is a good time for them. They aren't quite awake from dormancy, but are getting ready to expand their growing points. Don't sweat repotting at this time, just run pure water through your pot to wash out any mineral salt build-up, and to wash nutrients out of the soil. They will hold for another year, so don't be too hasty to repot. There are a number of us that have been growing for a little while, and you are in good hands. I guarantee it. And, don't listen to Droseradude, Ozzy's a good guy, and the battle is for laugh's and fun!! We have all joined it, and get to put in our 2 cents worth. Welcome to the Forum, and good growing!! BTW, I am a member of the BACPS, are you?



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