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By Zagotech
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I replanted my VFT in the spagnum moss. Is it enough ?

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By Lyra
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It looks great, but you might want to add more sphagnum moss, all the way to the top.

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By schmeg
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Take care to leave the top of the rhizome exposed a bit. Don't bury the crown of the plant under the moss. You risk making it hard for new leaves to poke through, or get rot in the crown.

And as noted above: if you fill the pot to the brim and then set your flytrap in, you'll allow even more room for root development. The sides of the pot won't block light from the leaves, either.
By Propag8
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I just repotted mine to change to sphagnum for the first time. I found it quite tricky as it's so aerated you need a lot more than you think but a heavy watering settles it down in the pot. Not to mention it sticks all over your hands. If the vft is to low in the pot provided you haven't over compressed the sphagnum you can tease the plant up gently and add sphagnum underneath by gently lifting the leaves. My vft plants have only been in sphagnum for a couple of weeks I expected some slowed growth at first but they seem to be taking off.
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