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    Unhappy

    ...but as you can see I will HAVE to repot soon.

    A single plant in a plastic container

    Two plants in a plastic container

    Root

    Root

    I haven't found a better way of growing them than this because using LFS as a medium nearly killed them.

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    How should I go about minimising the damage since D.adelae is fussy with repotting? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Looks fine to me. Why repot? By the way, that looks like a cool planting method. I may have to try that.

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    I normally do and advise moving plants and as much media as possible, so as to not disturb the roots, as much as possible, thus avoiding shock. But if the media is the problem, then I would go with washing the media off; putting the plant in the new container with its media; and overfilling that container with water, allowing it to evaporate and the plant(s) to nestle into their new media. They don't seem any worse for the wear when being in water for several days, since I had to do that to drowns aphids.

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    I'm not sure I see the reason why you think you should repot them...I say leave them where they are. They look very happy!

    By the way, is that perlite you have them potted in?

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    The media looks a bit too big to be perlite,it looks like some kind of stone.In the 3rd pic it does look like theres 2 little pieces of perlite though.Then again I could be wrong.

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    Its perlite alright...or is it? Let me go check the grade of perlite they sell here...

    Nice to see you like eating Ferrero Roche as well. Although some growers buy the box just for their plants.

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    Thanks, guys.

    It is perlite. And it is a Ferrero Roche box. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] But I don't eat the snack. I bought it for my students and kept the empty boxes for my plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Anyway, I have decided to keep most of the plants the way they are for the time being. The reason for wanting to repot them is that this method of growing will eventually turn the container green with algae. The algae competes with the plants' roots for oxygen and the plants will not do as well by then.

    I have repotted one small D.adelae in 50% perlite and 50% LFS. Hopefully that would work as a more airy mix.
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    Are those in pure perlite at the top?

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