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    you probably could now. You can always pot the bigger ones singly and return the smaller to a 'shared flat'. If you've had it awhile and it's doing well in its current mix, I'd use the same or as close as you can manage. Otherwise, a little smaller and more moisture retentive than what you'd use for the older plants. I've separated the babies by gently swishing them in a bowl of water to help break up the clump, then teasing the individual plants out. I don't know if this is proper, but it's worked for me.

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    They were in Spagh and just lingering. I put them in Orchiata and they are doing so much better, even making p-bulbs.

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    I need to get my hands on this orchiata stuff
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    To divide, in a large pan or sink, soak the bark and plants. After soaking, remove as much of the bark mix as you can from the roots and then gently separate the plants. Soaking for a good 15 minutes should get the roots to be flexible and help you to avoid breaking them. Pot each plant in a well draining, but small pot. It looks like you have four to six seedlings in this pot. It shouldn't be very hard to separate them. I had trouble with similar pots but they contained almost 20 overgrown seedlings. hahaha... Alternatively, you could simply grow this clump of plants together into a larger clump, but eventually you will need to divide it. Good luck.

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    there are about 10 plants o various sizes.
    Thanks Bruce. I wasn't sure if they were large enough since not all have started p-bulbs.

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    See if you have a society near you and if they are interested in buying it as a group through the distributor. We get ours for $20. a 40 L bag, or you will pay about $40. at a garden center. I think I sent you the company link?

    Much less I suggest you become a member of a society if you can for their help, and it's good fun. Society are needing younger people to continue, most are comprised of older people, who have wonderfull knowledge.

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