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    Repotting

    How would you report this drosera? I don't wish to mess up the plant and get peat all over it :x. Any tips?

    P.S. I fed the plants with hydrated betta bits two days back too.


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    Knock out the pot, divide the ball into sections ( not individual plants). Then you fill the new pots with medium and make a hole the size and shape of each section to go in that pot. Introduce the plant section and carefully seal the joins. Job done with no medium on the plants
    Done properly the plants will not even know they've been repotted.
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    ^ What Fred said.

    If you want to separate the individual plants so they're not growing on top of one-another, you'll have to be a little harsher, and probably tweeze the plants apart. After you a get some plants separated and their roots untangled, you can "drill" a hole in new media with a toothpick, and pull the plants down into it by the end of the roots. Afterwards, use a spray bottle on the "stream" setting, and shoot some water into the soil next to the plant to dislodge it so it packs itself around the roots.

    Sounds cruel, I know, but I've used this method both for various sundews and Sarracenia without any losses.

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    Both are perfect advice I've used both many times

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    Alright, thanks!
    Last edited by TS 1989; 10-21-2015 at 01:09 AM.

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    Even if you do get some peat on the leaves, the plants will cover it up with new growth in a month or so in my experience.

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    It's a task that is tedious, but you will be rewarded will many separate plants!

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    Try not to disturb the roots,

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