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    I'm not sure how you're able to assume which "type" I am from my post. My actions when repotting are quite slow, careful, and deliberate. In my original post I stated I don't like to cause unnecessary root disturbance. You do bring up a great point that we can both agree on; you think quite highly of yourself and your horticultural methods. I don't blame you; I would too if I had such gentle, considerate, and refined finesse. It is my hope that one day we can all be just like you.

    Now I'm sure the OP got way more than they were asking for. Out of consideration for the OP and everyone else if you'd like to continue our discussion it would be best carried over into private message. If not then that's perfectly fine as I don't have much more that I care to say to you.

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    It's all in the language then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TS 1989 View Post
    How do you actually pull the roots down? The hole made by the toothpick is actually quite small.
    Wiggle the toothpick around until the hole is big enough (but not huge). Use toothpick to carefully ease the root into the hole.
    Once you've got it in, press the soil far from the outside to close the hole, perhaps from the rim of the pot with a flat spoon handle or similar. The proceed with the mister to compact the soil, as Zath describes.

    The roots of rosetted sundews are actually not that sensitive---they're not like pygmies etc. I never lost a rosetted sundew repotting it this way. Still be careful. The less damage you cause, the less time it will take for the plant to recover. If you can leave a plug of medium around the roots, do!

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    Oops. Thread is longer than I realized. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus_r View Post
    Wiggle the toothpick around until the hole is big enough (but not huge). Use toothpick to carefully ease the root into the hole.
    Once you've got it in, press the soil far from the outside to close the hole, perhaps from the rim of the pot with a flat spoon handle or similar. The proceed with the mister to compact the soil, as Zath describes.

    The roots of rosetted sundews are actually not that sensitive---they're not like pygmies etc. I never lost a rosetted sundew repotting it this way. Still be careful. The less damage you cause, the less time it will take for the plant to recover. If you can leave a plug of medium around the roots, do!
    Thanks!

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