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Thread: Repotting my Drosera graomagolensis, what a shocker!

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    Repotting my Drosera graomagolensis, what a shocker!

    Man I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I figured it was time for a good re-potting.
    At the ICPS/NECPS show I removed a few plants for trade with some people but wasn't able to get the full root out for each plant, now I know why.
    The pot they have been growing in for a few years is 14" tall, well if you look at the pictures below you will see the roots went the 14+ inches.
    The Sphagnum moss was starting to get a bit mushy so I am glad I did re-pot it. The only other thing in the mix is chunky perlite.
    The roots were all threw the mix. What a pain it was trying to separate everything! Some of the roots are like 18 inches long with white tips like they were still growing.
    One photo here shows a root I placed in water, you can see all the little hairs on the root. Looks like a rat tail!
    Well all has been re potted and I have a ton of roots I am laying out just under long fiber sphagnum moss for root cuttings. Seems to propagate very easily that way.
    I really wonder if such a tall pot is really nessary? One thing I do know is that the roots are all very thick and not confined like they would be in a 6" pot. Healthy roots makes a healthy plant.
    Thanks for looking, Been some time since I have been on here.
    JMatt

    The plants in the 14 in pot.





    Trying to take apart all those thick black roots!







    A smaller 2 " plant.





    Root under water, note the hairs.


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    That is awesome Jeff!!!

    I saw it at ICPS, wish we had a chance to meet up..... nice growing.
    They dont seem to do near as well in shallow pots in my experience.

    Well done, instant classic images!

    Butch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    That is awesome Jeff!!!

    I saw it at ICPS, wish we had a chance to meet up..... nice growing.
    They dont seem to do near as well in shallow pots in my experience.

    Well done, instant classic images!

    Butch

    Hey there Butch,
    I can't believe I didn't see you at the show!
    I saw pictures of you there, that's about it.
    It was crazy there, had to guard my fly traps most of the time.
    Good hearing from you. Well the plants will look much better this winter.
    They always do for me anyways.
    Take care.
    Jeff

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    oh good Lord. Guess I'd better jump on that train too then.
    Have mine been in the same pot for the same amount of time?

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    Hey Mass,
    No yours was a pup off of the big pot.
    You might want to re pot though. I'll bet yours has roots close to the bottom of your pot by now.
    JMatt

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    I remember seeing that pot, and I never imagined the roots were that big. Very impressive.

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    Amazing! I remember absorbing every bit of information about the pot at ICPS. Really impressive!

    So, tall pots? And sphagnum perlite as the medium? Do they sit in water?

    Really incredibly grown plants!
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    In recent years I have really come to appreciate the use of deep pots.
    I have had better growth & less problems with the use of pots over 5" or 6" deep for nearly everything I grow.

    Seeing this is no surprise actually. Consider that in nature, a plants roots have access to a lot more room than we usually allow them.
    Nice pics! It really drives home just what our plants are capable of.
    And of course...VERY NICE PLANTS you have there!
    (ALL OF THEM!)
    Congrats!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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