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By AhmtBgraa
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#411242
The roots of the flycatcher I just bought were very long. So I had to cut about 2-4 cm from the tip of the roots (only from those that are too long). Would this be a problem for the flycatcher? What consequences can it have? Thanks in advance.
By AhmtBgraa
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#411243
In the meantime, I had to cut it because I was going to do a soil change. Immediately after slaughter, I planted it in new soil.
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By Panman
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#411249
You should never cut the roots of a flytrap. The rhizome will produce more roots, but the plant will slow its growth. If the roots are too long for the pot, simply curl them around the bottom.
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By thepitchergrower
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I wouldn't suggest cutting the roots unless they are already dead. It will set the plant back
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By Panman
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Carnies wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:19 pm If you cut the dead ones, you'll most likely end up with duds, if your sundew has lots of live roots, I'd suggest cutting one or two of them.
I think OP is talking about trimming flytrap roots.
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