So, My VFT has experienced its first 50 deg. F night and it's already slowing in growth somewhat. Although, it's still happily soaking up sun and it has the deep reds to show it
But, I believe I can confirm that there are 3 (3!) separate rhizomes in the pot. It's quite the deal for what I got, But it appears that there is one fully mature plant, one offshoot just slightly to the side of the main plant, and one itsy bitsy plant a little further out. I feel confident(for not having done it before) in being able to repot them(thus having three), but I Was wondering when the best time to do it would be season wise? I'd like to keep the baby through winter out of dormancy to help it catch up to the others, but it may be too late for that.
Is it the right time now? Or should I wait for a bit longer when it's almost time for it to go into dormancy? The poor mature offshoot is growing quite stuntedly due to being partially underneath the main plant and getting no light.
Last but not least I found all the substrate I'd need for generic CP's at a local gardening store, But I'm not so confident at my ability to identify milled sphagum for being what it is. I was thinking of breaking up long-fibered sphagum and mixing it with pearlite at about a 50-50 ratio, there's also 'decorative sand' that's used as a soil topper for decorative cacti there, would that be fine instead of sphagum? I was thinking it may be treated somehow or have too high a mineral content since it appears to be a fine ground mix of a lot of different mineral types, as opposed to the straight-up SiO2