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By albertoburrito
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Yesterday I picked up 2 vfts from lowes. One of them has long roots, and is already perking up. The other one has really small roots. It is also wilting a little. Will it survive?
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By Panman
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If it has little to no roots, I would recommend putting it in a plastic bag with indirect light for a couple of weeks so that it can regrow some roots. It is important to keep the humidity up while it is recovering so that it doesn't dry out.
By owlfeathers
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Panman wrote:It is important to keep the humidity up while it is recovering so that it doesn't dry out.
I'm actually in the same short root situation with one of the Lowe's VFTs I got. I've already repotted it into LFSM, and I live in a humid area, so it should be fine, right?
By Kevonicus
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You should be fine with dappled sun for a couple weeds, too much shade and moist substrate isn't good for the crown of the plant...just keep it in a water tray so your media can wick moisture to the surface until your VFT get established before giving it full blast sun. I never liked using a plastic bag myself, it works but the super high humidity can lead to some rot problems if the plant isn't especially strong.
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