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    terrarium Transplant

    My sundews in my terrarium are out growing their pots. Specifically D. spatulata,
    D. spatulata x capensis, D. spatulata “Frasier Island” and D. adelae. The D. spatulata “Frasier Island” and D. adelae are bursting from their pots. I would like to transplant and seperate a few to make new plants. My question is can I do this with no dormacy plants in a terrarium at any time? Do I need to force dormacy just to transplant and seperate? Any advice on how to do this would be nice too!

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    Anytime is fine. With temperate Drosera with dormancy I prefer repotting while they are growing.
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    Thanks for the info. Do you think it will be ok to take divisions too?

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    Yes. All of the sundews you listed, in my experience, have been very hardy. You can easily take divisions or root cuttings without worrying about these plants dying on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Anytime is fine. With temperate Drosera with dormancy I prefer repotting while they are growing.
    So I don't have to "re-invent the wheel", I try, as much as possible, to prepare a bigger pot, with a hole in the middle, and coax the entire contents of the smaller pot out. Then I put the "plug" in the hole and spray with water to fill in the cracks.

    If you are outright pulling a plant I would set up a cup with water to lay the plant's roots in. That should minimize shock a little bit. Sometimes you really end up ticking off the plant for several days!

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    Thanks everyone for all your help! I will be doing a little of both. I have some that I will just re-pot (plug the hole) and some that I will need to take divisions. Again thanks!

    Greg

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