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    My capensis seems to have built itself up out of its soil, and is looking pretty spindly atop a pile of dead leaves. How do I remedy this?

    I have a dome coming from PFT and I'm thinking of repotting it into this, and then getting it a little more light. Do I bury the plant up to the new leaves?

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    I usually bury the stem up the the leaves that are green.

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    I do the same, though, sometimes I carefully clip off the dead leaves near to the stem, about 8-10mm before repotting with the old stem burried up to the level of the nice live leaves.
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    In The Savage Garden, D'Amato says that you can cut off the crown of leaves and allow it to produce offshoots further down the stem. I imagine that the many growing points would make a stunning plant.
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    I have tried cutting off the growing point. THough the plant comes back with nearly it's past full size almost immediately, both times I tried it only one growing tip resulted from the procedue. The plus of course is that you can replant the rest of it and get another plant.

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    I accidentally burned the growing tip of my capensis using too strong a concentration of Orthene. The tip turned black and shortly after, I had two growing tips [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    My capensis decided that two heads are better than one and started a new growing tip below its current one. Don't know why it did this. The original growing tip is still healthy.
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    How about turning 2 heads into 4? that's be cool! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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