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    I am wondering if you can transplant a vft from a pot with sphagnum only (like the ones at lowes and the such) into a peat, sand, or perlite mix without the plant going kaput. Or should I wait until dormancy and just pull all the sphagnum away and plant the bare roots? I suppose this goes for most cps.

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    Yes you can repot if you like. I use 50/50 peat and sand for mine. The plant may look a little stressed for a while right after, but it should be fine.
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    I always repot VFTs I rescue from Lowes, etc.

    I knock the plant out, carefully unwrap the bulb/roots and soak in water with a drop or two of Superthrive for 30 minutes or so. Then I repot in a 4 to 6 inch deep container with a mix of 50:50 sandeatmoss mix. I put the plant in partial shade or indoors under lights for a week or so before placing it where it can get full sun.

    I hope this helps.

    WildBill

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    It should'nt matter that the new medium is a new blend. I don't think the plant would care... Come to think it would be happy isf it had just come form lowes.LOL! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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