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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:43 pm 
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Hi All.
Had This Dracula for over 6 months, and I'm in debate over whether to repot or not and if so, using sphagnum or bark.
I reckon it must have been in the current media (sphagnum) for 12 months, but there are no roots showing though the side of the pot and a good 10mm of clearance around the edge, it has five new growths at this time.
if anyone could give me a few pointers it would be very much appreciated.
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Hi Barnie,

If this was in my possession, I would leave it for now because:

1. There's still a bit more room in the pot
2. It doesn't look unhappy, in fact it has a nice green colour (no leaf markings to speak of)
3. Obviously healthy putting out 5 new growths

I myself would probably wait until the young, delicate new growths are a bit maturer & stronger (in case the move upsets them !) and then re-pot and would only consider changing to bark if the roots didn't look too good.

Nice plant.......

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:05 pm 
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Thanks Steve, your reasoning is sound, that's the decision sorted.
I'll leave it and let it grow a bit.
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In would leave untill just before it wants to send growths throw the side.
Very healthy plant I have always had troubles with them.



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