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    Repotting little babies!

    So, how should I repot these devil capensis, the bringer of invasiveness?
    They're approx. a month old and I'd like to unclump them, if you will, and put them about 1-2cms where they'll have room to grow. Will they die if I pick up the spaghnum clump and individually seperate them, or are they fine being left alone?







    Just for fun. "Wheres WALDO!?" Theres a capensis buried within the spag.

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    Try not to break off the roots when you separate them. Or just break them up into smaller clumps and then repot them again when they are larger. If they're big enough even if you break off the root the plants have a better than even chance of surviving.

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    I see Waldo.
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    I see four "Waldoes", one in each corner around the Sphag.

    I would grab some tweezers and gently pick each one out and re-plant it. The tweezers do a good job of carrying the root down into the soil.
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    Or you can use a spoon and get underneath and around the individual plants, so as not to disturb the roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Or you can use a spoon and get underneath and around the individual plants, so as not to disturb the roots.
    This is how I do it - no casualties yet.

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    D. capensis won't die if you break its roots off (even a couple seedlings i've tried)

    Give them high humidity and keep the growth point green, and they'll start shooting roots out again.

    If there are any 'casualties', don't worry: Surely there'll be more sprouts to replace them
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    I usually use a toothpick or cocktail stick to prick them out of the current growing media and use the opposite method to dig them a new spot and seat them in the new media. Takes some practice to minimize damage, but it looks like you've got plenty of test subjects...

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