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    My capillaris and capensis got here from Chris today! They are so tiny, and cute! I removed browning parts, rinsed them in rain water and planted them in 50/50 peat/perlite in 3 inch pots. Does this sound good?
    Also, my capensis got quit a bit of dirt on it during the planting process, and it's sticking! Any tips on how I can get it cleaned up now that it's planted?

    Thanks, I'm so excited, I hope they do ok! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Hey CN,
    I can help with the Capensis....The dirt on the leaves won't hurt it (in my experience...some may disagree). They grow new leaves so fast that You'll have a clean plant in no time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I concur with "schloaty". As I read your initial post I was planning to answer almost the same.

    They do usually grow that fast. You can, however, rinse the dirt off if you carefully spray using a firm but gentle stream of water, but not enough to disturb the planting media.
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    I use a spray bottle to produce a jet. Ever wash leaves off a sidewalk with a hose? Do like that, aim along the surface, not from above but laterally. The peat will not harm the plants though, it's just aesthetics.
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    Thanks Tamlin, appreciated! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I find cleaning the leaves to be more trouble and harm then good.

    Cleaning the leaves only helps with our own obsessive compulsive mental state [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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