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    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ May 12 2005,3:12)]Cut off the flower and repot in sphagnum peat. It looks like you've got it in some sort of weird gravel there - not good.
    Well the plant is in the original pot that it came in (in 2003 as you can see in the picture). I took the picture at night so the lighting isn't the best. But, Alvin looks like he knows what he is doing more than me, so I guess I'll cut my losses and try to salvage the plant. I've had about a 50% success rate potting VFTs due to soil problems. I do have some premixed soil, so I guess I'll use that.

    I was thinking I could stick the flower stalk in water, do you think that would work?

    And the stupid weather wants to get down to 33 degrees tonight!

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    Quote[/b] ]But, Alvin looks like he knows what he is doing more than me,
    Well, not necessarily [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] ]I've had about a 50% success rate potting VFTs due to soil problems.
    Why is that? What kind of soil problems?

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    Quote[/b] ]I do have some premixed soil, so I guess I'll use that.
    What kind of soil?
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    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ May 12 2005,4:29)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I've had about a 50% success rate potting VFTs due to soil problems.
    Why is that? What kind of soil problems?

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    Quote[/b] ]I do have some premixed soil, so I guess I'll use that.
    What kind of soil?
    My previous soil problems, well I believe the peat I had used is bad for some unknown. I'm guessing the peat. Everything I have previously planted in it, died. It was very frustrating till I realized the connection.

    The premixed soil I ordered is from Dean Cook.

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    Sounds good then!
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    Argh! I found a three inch long earth warm in that little pot! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] I fed the horrible plant killer to one of my Sarrs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] You feed on my plants...my plants will feed on you!

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    Yeah, you need to repot!

    Worm + peat = lots of nutrients + unhappy VFT.
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    Ok, just finished repotting. I clipped the flower stalk and put it in a cup with some distilled water. So we'll find out if that works. I then basically discarded as much of the old soil as possible. The bulb as far as I can tell looks relatively healthy, and has a decent amount of roots and I saw two tiny growth points. And there are two tiny leaves that are still green. I think there is still hope, but I'll move the little guy into my intensive care unit.

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    With good care it should do fine. I didn't realize the plant was in that bad of condition w/o the pic. I know how you feel with the weather changes! My vft's took a toll this season waking up from dormacy.
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