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    A Cajun(isc) Carnivore CP30's Avatar
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    Exclamation Drosophyllum Damage

    My 5 yr old son shattered both pots of my drosophyllum today (it was slack potted). Any ideas on what the survival chances MIGHT be?
    The plant is @ 24 months old, stands about 18" tall and is about 20" in diameter. It even has about 4 off shoots from the stem that were starting to get large. My wife put everything together for me as best she could, I do not know how much root damage there is, but it suffered MUCH root disturbance.
    On top of it all, I have to repot it again as it got put into a shallow undrained plastic bowl that is only @ 5" deep and 12" in diameter. It does need deeper root space, right?
    Should I simply drill drain holes in the bowl and hope for the best?

    Any advice would be helpful....
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    advice? ummm.... hope!

    root disturbance isnt the only thing that can kill a D-pine stem damage can also kill.

    i wish you much luck!
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    Yeah hope...

    What a pot for your kid to knock over... the Drosophyllum pot... times like this I'm happy I'm the youngest in this family >.<.
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    Keep us posted on how the plant responds.
    Best of luck.


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    Try not to touch the roots no matter what when you're repotting. All you can do is be careful around the roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeciFiX View Post
    Yeah hope...

    What a pot for your kid to knock over... the Drosophyllum pot... times like this I'm happy I'm the youngest in this family >.<.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm82792 View Post
    How about Me !
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    Then, as demonstrated above, you better watch out for your Drosophyllum pots!

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    Electric fences keep them from my nigerian dwarf goats
    Really though but I have no greenhouse thus I can't overwinter one.
    I do like neps alot so I need a greenhouse with a lock
    SO I'm going to get a setup before winter but I need to hurry !

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