I purchased a few VFTs a couple of weeks ago and they were potted in their typical 2 inch pots that seemingly all VFTs come shipped in in the stores.
I immediately put them in a saucer with a couple mm of distilled water and set them in the sun. Some of the leaves got a little sunburned because I didn't properly harden them to the sun, but most of them did pretty well and now all the plants are showing new leaf growth.
Along with this new leaf growth it seems that the roots are growing as well. I now see roots growing out the bottom of most of the 2 inch pots and just resting in the water in the saucer.
My question is this: Would it be a bad idea to repot the plants right now? I am a little worried about leaving the roots exposed like they are as fall approaches and the temperatures here start cooling off. I bought a few large pots that will accommodate the roots better. Also, I would think that having a larger pot for the VFTs would help prevent the temperature of the soil from fluctuating as much and therefore provide a more stable environment for them.
Any suggestions? Should I wait to repot until it starts cooling off more or the plants go into dormancy? Or would it be ok to transplant them now? If I do repot them now, should I try to keep the original "ball" of peat around the roots and just set it down in the new pot?
Thanks for any feedback.