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    Should I repot?



    When I was still a CP beginner, I thought it might be cool to have a giant pot with tons of Drosera in it. However, I was still a beginner, and when I transferred all the plants to the pot, I used pure peat. No sand, perlite, or anything else, just peat. The sundews I've planted there have never done very well, and lately they've been declining even more. Some sort of Genlisea or Utric has sprung up as ground cover, but it never flowers. Many of the sundews in there have made offshoots from the roots. I really want to re-pot them to their own individual pots with a much better peat:sand mix, but I'm not sure if I should yet, or if it would kill the plants. Anyone have any opinions?

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    IMO, I don't think you need to. Maybe change the conditions. Plus, what will you do with all the utrics?
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    They look like they're doing fine, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. However, if you want to re-pot them, then re-pot them... I highly doubt that they will die if you do.

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    Those utrics actually look pretty nice. It looks like really short grass and provides a beautiful green background against the red plants.
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    The hobbyist called Bugweed practically swore by peat alone. But a good general recipe is sand, peat, and LFS.

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    I think I'm going to repot them in a few days, but thanks for all your guys advice! I just think they'd be nicer in individual pots. My standard mix is sand, peat, and occasionally LFS.

    I think I'll also inspect those 'Utrics', maybe see what exactly they are. I have a sneaking suspicion they might be some species of Genlisea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyfrye View Post
    I think I'm going to repot them in a few days, but thanks for all your guys advice! I just think they'd be nicer in individual pots. My standard mix is sand, peat, and occasionally LFS.

    I think I'll also inspect those 'Utrics', maybe see what exactly they are. I have a sneaking suspicion they might be some species of Genlisea.
    I don't think it's Genlisea because I don't think Genlisea spreads like that.
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    If you are talking about those things in the upper part of the pot, then I have to say I believe that they are the beginnings of ferns.
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