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    Welcome to the forums carol!
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    Hi Carol -

    Welcome to the forums.

    My experience has been that the depth is more important than the width of the pot. That's why when I split off small propagated plants I use 4 or 6 inch tall plastic cups that I melt holes in the bottom of. If it's a plant I will use for presentations, I plant in a 6 or 8 inch plastic pot. My soil mix is 50:50 sand and peatmoss. As some folks have already said, it may take a while for the plants to bounce back after bringing them home. I repot at any time of the year, and something that seems to help with the shock is to place a clear cup or jar upside down over the pot for about a week. I have had less casualties this way. Personally, I have found that if you feed the plant small live bugs, they will become more robust although you will likely lose a few traps that way.





    I hope this helps, and good luck with your plants!

    WildBill

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    lol WildBill...that's a TICK! Grossss! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Carol...welcome to the forums. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Hope you stick around and get CP addicted like everybody else here. Hehe

    I too repot whenever I feel like it. I simply remove the entire pot of soil in one hunk...and gently replace it into a larger pot with space made in the fresh media to accommodate the transplant. There is very little root disturbance and I've found no ill effects.

    Let us know how your plants are doing. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    HAHAHAHA! Look at all the cute little Sarracenia! What's the age on those little guys?

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    Thanks everyone for the help. I hope to be around more, you have a wealth of information here.

    Carol

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