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Worried about Sedieria japonica and S/H

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    I would like to put my Sed. japonica into S/H and know that a plant has to be growing well to be a candidate. I am just worried that doing at this time would put it back in its growth phase and lessen the chance it will flower. Thoughts anyone?Name:  IMG_1108.jpg
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    I moved my sedirea japonica into s/h and it has been one happy plant. It popped a spike before it popped anything else. In fact, I may have been premature in moving it into s/h but that has not made any difference. It loves s/h. It has now sprouted new roots that are headed toward the leca. It has not yet added any leaves but that will happen after this spike has finished flowering. It should be open in a week or less I'm guessing.

    My plant had less roots than what I see in your picture when I moved it into s/h. I think you'll find it takes to s/h well. At least that is my experience.
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    Like you said, sedirea japonica should be healthy before changing it to S/H. And Constantly monitoring your sedirea japonica for signs of disease during the "Phase", so that it can be treated at an early stage. And if there are any signs og new growth of leaves, spikes, especially roots...that means it has adjusted to the new environment.

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    Harvey if this is a recent photo, it is going to take much longer for it to bloom.

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    Your plant looks very healthy as it is, why do you want to put it in SH. Moving to SH means that these roots will be die off and then new roots will be produced that are suitable for growth in the new environment.

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    I agree 100% with both points.

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    So. then here lies my dilemma. If it is a healthy plant in growing stage and it is not what I believe in blooming stage wouldn't this be the right time to transfer to S/H. My worry is that I know I would lose the healthy roots. In that case, the question I have is is S/H better in the long? Please continue with everyone's ideas>

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    Harvey, Im no expert, but judging from picture I would think it is in bloom>

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    I don't see any problem with repotting into S/H. You are right to consider long term as opposed to short term growth. As Harvey said, these plants seem to love the change.

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    It is in spike but the buds are not open yet.

    I hope they take more than a week to open as I am headed out of town for 5 days tomorrow. I don't want to miss the flowers!

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