|Quote: from Tamlin Dawnstar on 7:30 pm on May 27, 2002|
Although I think bare root transplant is the best idea, I suggest that you stick with a clean 50/50 peat/sand mix, and forego both the fertilizer which is not good or needed by CP, and also leave out the charcoal which can absorb salts initially, but later may return them to the mix. *I can't speak on the Superthrive issue, but it is my personal instinct is that the plants do not require this either. *I try to get a clean, salt and nutrient free medium for the plants, and this is all they really require.
Transplant is no problem if you take care not to injure the roots. *If you have a little live sphagnum, use this to wrap the roots gently in, and then insert the whole "plug" into the medium, and cover it. *Water well once from the top to settle the plant in, and provide high humidity (possibly in a ziplock bag) until you notice growth or dew. *Keep the medium moist, but not waterlogged, and out of direct sun.
Thanks, Tamlin, for the cautionary advice. I can do what you suggest with on-hand materials--perhaps I will go for it after all and leave the substrate experimentation for later, or for the next half-dead gift plant I get. (The last one is doing great in my bathroom, after a week in my terrarium to get its legs back.)
And thanks again to everyone who has helped me out. I'll report the results after I decide what to do.
Remember though, its the fact that they may be increasing the nutriend level in the substrate... They might still be hurting your plant...
|Quote: from Parasuco on 10:11 pm on May 27, 2002|
Remember though, its the fact that they may be increasing the nutriend level in the substrate... They might still be hurting your plant...[/QUOTE]
And all the others! Thanks, P.
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