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    Exclamation OH NO!!!! MARICLEGROW! HELP!

    ARG!! I just realized I accidentally potted my alicae, admiribilis, burmannii, hamiltonii, slackii, more alicae, and spatulata "frazier island" IN A MIX OF MILLED SPHAGNUM AND MARICLEGROW PERLITE!!! But the strange thing is, They have been in there for weeks and have been doing fine, except for the alicae and hamiltonii. I think this is because thier roots are deeper, but I am not sure. But I'm not sure I want to repot them! WILL THEY BE OK?!?!!? WAA!!! HELP!!! OH NO!!!
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    Just repot them. No big deal.

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    I would repot them..just to be safe.

    when CPs die because of fertilizer, its not like they instantly wither over a few hours.
    it can take weeks, months, even a full year, of a slow decline..

    just because they seem fine right now, doesn't mean they are..

    time to repot!

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    Yes, not immediately life threatening but not something you want to leave as is. See Barry Rice's FAQ

    Q: I goofed by using bad soil or water. What should I do now?

    Avoid the "Miracle-Gro" brands. The "Scott's" brand (MiracleGro is made by Scott's) should be fertilizer free. Read the back of bag. The "Scott's" brand should say "100% Sphagnum Peat Moss" or "100% Perlite". If it doesn't say "100%" don't buy it for your CPs.

    I just stumbled across one of the West Coast distributors and they no longer have the "Scott's" Peat Moss and Perlite listed, just the Miracle-Gro. Either Scott's is no longer selling it without fertilizer or this distributor decided only to carry the Miracle-Gro stuff. Either way that would explain why the "Scott's" fertilizer free stuff can't be found on the West Coast.

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    Ok, I just repotted them in pure milled sphagnum. (the only stuff I have right now)
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    buy the large bales they last me forever

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    Speaking of bales, yah they last a looooong time. I had a nursery go out of business near me. Two of those honkin huge bales (im talking about the only 1 person can carry size) $5 a PIECE!

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    i think ive been on one bale of longfiber sphagnum for more than a year!
    I regret little to nothing!

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