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    My VFT's are having trouble growing in condition in which they should be thriving. They get plenty of sun with distilled and or rain water. They are set in 100% spagnum in a 4 inch pot.......

    Any thoughts would be great

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    that soil looks nasty, i'd change it. it doesn't even look like LFS. there is excess nutrients which is why algea is growing.

    if you planted it recently, or changed conditions, then it's in shock.

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    I planted it about a month ago. What should I do because I don't want to kill it by moving it again?
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    That looks like a tera-cota pot which can be very bad for them. They tend to leach salts and minerals back into the soil. The first thing I would do is repot it in a plastic pot and use all fresh media.

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    Should I change the media.....it is currently in canadian spagnum peat
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    yep. pure peat, 1/1 peat/sand, 1/2 or 2/1 peat perlite, doesn't really matter.

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    I would definately repot into a plastic pot with a sandy/peaty mix. What you can do is soak the plant bare root in superthrive for one day, yes that may seem a long time, but I've left vft's in superthrive for 2 days before and you can see what happened to them in my thread. It's a great way to overcome shock.

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    Where can I find pure peat and what is the difference between pure peat and spagnum peat?
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