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    When to repot?

    I have few questions about one of my neps (N. X Miranda.)


    1. my plant is starting to fill the pot. when should I repot? is there a certain time of year that is better than others?

    2. How should I go about removing basals? I have some on this plant, and would like to split them off so I can give away.

    3. How many plants should I be able to put back in the pot that they are in (plants are almost a foot in diameter, and pot is maybe 8-12 in.)

    Thank you in advance for your help!
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    1. How long ago did you plant it ?as a general rule they should be repotted once a year.
    2. Cut basals with a shart blade you should wait until they have about 5 lieaves or have a good healthy size.
    3. you should put you biggest mother plant in a bigger pot, and the smaller ones in a big pot aswell i suppose.
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    So I just cut the basal (when the plant is unpotted) away from the base of the plant?
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    8-12 inch pot seems like it would be fine for most plants actually. how big is the miranda in question?
    if the pot is a 12" pot you shouldnt have to worry about it getting rootbound, i dont have that issue with my miranda anyway and its a couple feet in diameter...but it didnt really do anything over winter in the windowsill. seems to be alot better in my greenhouse though lol.
    carni: actually repotting once a year isnt always necessary, mainly if the media contains a large amount of LFS or peat...since the two break down and compact around the root systems and can suffocate or cause rootrot.

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    well I think that this medium is all peat (I didn't choose the mix, it was the nursery.) what medium would you reccomend
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    something fast draining but holds moisture
    LFS/Perlite/Orchid Bark/Peat would be fine
    or what i use on most of my neps
    peat/perlite/lfs/sand/osmunda fiber/orchid bark in equal portions
    or you could just do lfs/perlite

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    SK: Thats why its a general rule
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    a general rule would cover most anything carni.
    im not really going to get into a heated debate on it since it doesnt matter in this case.
    if its pure peat. repot it in something better. one of the mixes above is fine. even peat/perlite/lfs but try and stay away from using peat as much as possible

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