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    Repotting D. capensis - "trunk" underground?

    I've had this D. capensis since the summer and it keeps putting up new leaves and old ones turn black and die. But now the growth point is about an inch above the soil level. When I repot it, should I keep this growth point an inch above the soil, or bring it back down to soil level?

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    I've done it both ways, both were successful. But I've also grown them where they had six inch tall stems and a sheath of old dead leaves, sorta like a palm tree in miniature.
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    Whenever "palm tree" is mentioned, I feel obligated to link this pic:
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    CPlantaholic,
    Excellent photo, beautifully illustrates what I attempted to describe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPlantaholic View Post
    Whenever "palm tree" is mentioned, I feel obligated to link this pic:
    http://drosera.dr.funpic.de/album/Dr...s_giant01.html
    That's gorgeous! Maybe I should go that route! And then go on to try to have mature ones around it with the growth points at soil level, so it's tall in the middle and looks like a big tall bush!!!! Oh man, I'm getting out of control. I need to calm down.
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    The plant in the photo was well-tended, with the older dead leaves being trimmed off to nubs, similar to how some palm trees are pruned.
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    Ussually i go with it a inch above the soil either way is good but that's what i do.

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    I've had little success using sand and peat when growing sundews from seed, but sources say to use sand with sundews. If it's already in peat/perlite, would you just repot it in peat and perlite?





    I know this is kind of unrelated to the thread title.
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