Question about repotting VFTs and types of saucers to set them in
Hi, I've got a couple of questions, first pertaining to repotting a flytrap.
I've just taken my flytrap out of dormancy (late, I know), and I want to repot it. My first question is in regards to the repotting medium.
I'm not sure what it's currently in as it's been in that same soil since I bought it at the store (you may be able to tell from the picture below) - but the soil I bought (a bag for VFTs from Sarracenia Northwest) is not the same stuff. Do I need to try to get all of the soil off the roots before repotting or isn't it going to matter if there are a couple of different kinds of media on the plant?
My second question in regards to repotting is that my plant seems to have divided during dormancy:
There are three distinct clusters of plants in the pot now - is it best to separate them and pot them in three different pots, or just repot it as-is like one big plant? I certainly don't want to destroy the roots on them.
Finally, I went to Wal Mart and I picked up two cheap plastic dishes (the super cheap $.30 ones), and I also picked up two glazed clay saucers.
I had read to not use unglazed clay pots because it could "contaminate" the water - these saucers are made in China, and they're glazed yellow: I would just like to know if they would be fine to use with my flytraps? I don't want lead or some other crap getting absorbed by my plants, but I'd like to use those if possible because they're smaller than the plastic ones.
Thanks for the help!