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    The cup traps humidity around the plant which slows down water loss by transpiration of the leaves. Damaged roots sometimes are not able to keep up with the transpiration rate of the leaves causing more stress on the plant.
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    Greetings,

    When I first started growing, I read that VFTs are very sensitive to being transplanted. I have found that it isn't true. I recently transplanted about 10 VFTs and in all cases they continue growing as if nothing happened. It makes them more vigorous because it gets rid of the old, broken down, bacteria and mineral laden soil. When I transplant, I rinse of all the old soil. I place the plants outside in shade for a week, and then out in full sun. If I baby them, they become weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]When I first started growing, I read that VFTs are very sensitive to being transplanted. I have found that it isn't true.
    I have to agree with this. I have found that not only do my plants have no ill effects from transplanting, they actually prefer to be seperated out of the clumps that they form. I do try and be careful when seperating the individual root systems, but other than that its a pretty straightforward experience... pull em apart, plunk em in a pot and water.. I dont even bother to put them in shade or anything. Never lost a VFT yet to repotting.

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    I have never lost a VFT by transplanting unless I was transplanting a declining plant already. I've heard the best time is in early Spring when a little or no new growth has occurred; but I've done it many times at any time I see a need with no ill results.

    Mix your medium and prewet it; slam it into the pot; use your finger to make a cone shape hole. Pick any dead off the rhyzome and rinse with pure water, and stick it in the hole; pinch the medium around it and add some more until the white is just covered. Water until soggy and stick it in plenty of light. Don't keep the medium soggy; let oxygen get in before rewatering. I've never covered; but suppose it wouldn't hurt is humidity is low where you are at for the reasons stated above; but be careful of rot.

    I just planted 48 bare roots today; and the last stage was adding some Cleery 3336 to the water when they went in for insurance; and light; lots and lots of light.

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