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Bare root order from FTC

by tonge50 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:39 am

My bare root order from FlyTrapCare is on its way :D I ordered two each of the Dionaea cultivars: Cupped-Trap and Big Jaws. I was out shopping for pots today and came across these beautiful, little 4" glazed pots imported from Mexico (Maceta Vaso #4).
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The price was marked at $9.99, which seemed a bit too high to me. I have been using the 4" glazed pots by NorCal that I can usually find at Home Depot for under $4. They are fully glazed and come in a variety of 'electric' colors.
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I searched all my usual places and couldn't find any. I finally went to a store location way out of my area and found the four pots that I need for my order. The only color they had was Pink :lol: I should have bought those really nice Mexican pots ;)

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by manzano167 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:44 am

Party foam cups are way better plus their cheap in 99 cents in a pack of 10 maybe
Their called Styrfoam cups
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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by kittyklaws » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:53 am

manzano167 wrote:Party foam cups are way better plus their cheap in 99 cents in a pack of 10 maybe
Their called Styrfoam cups


16 oz styrofoam cups come in a 20 pack at dollar tree. Supposed to keep the roots insulated better. BUT... those cute little mexican pots look wayy awesomer :D Oh and Congrats on the order!
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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by tonge50 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:02 am

I agree that foam cups are cheaper and probably insulate the roots better, but I just like my traps to be showy :) Here is a picture of one of my colorful VFTs in its pot. Click on image for larger view ;)
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A tray full of foam cups just wouldn't be the same, unless they were full of beer :D

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by 95slvrZ28 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:27 am

Nice looking plants!

I have a couple of "nice" pots. Then I realized how cheap foam cups were :D

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by tonge50 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm

I got my (pink) pots prepared and soaking in a tray of rain water. Now I'm just waiting on the mail :)

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If you put carnivorous plants in pink pots they will grow up to be big and tough :lol:

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by Matt » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:14 pm

Hah, looks good tonge! The plants are on their way!
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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by tonge50 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:35 pm

My bare root order arrived yesterday :D I got them planted in their (pink) pots, but it was getting late and I didn't get a chance to take pictures. I am busy today at school assisting in the Cisco lab and won't get home for another couple of hours. I saw that alex2751 got his order too :) The Crimson Sawtooth is really beautiful :mrgreen:

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by kittyklaws » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:09 pm

Congrats on your order! Can't wait to see pics :D
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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by alex2751 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:46 pm

tonge50 wrote:My bare root order arrived yesterday :D I got them planted in their (pink) pots, but it was getting late and I didn't get a chance to take pictures. I am busy today at school assisting in the Cisco lab and won't get home for another couple of hours. I saw that alex2751 got his order too :) The Crimson Sawtooth is really beautiful :mrgreen:


Thanks Tonge. Can't wait to see your photos. My Crimson is waking up so I guess soon would take new photos.

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by Gil » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:30 pm

You don't have to worry about drainage with foam cups? I was reading that you can wind up with mineral buildup if water can't drain out. :0

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by kittyklaws » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:48 pm

not necessarily, See this post :)
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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by Gil » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:57 pm

Sounds hard, but that definitely looks cool.
For the foam-cup people, do you make holes on the bottoms of your cups or anything, or go no-drainage like the poster in that link?

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by Adam » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:09 pm

Unless you are very familiar with how fast the media dries in what types of weather and sun exposure and how to tell by touch or sight the moisture, I would not recommend no-drainage. Because of the number of typical VFTs I ended up with over 2 years, I was fine with doing this experiment on the 6 or so plants that are in there.
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: Bare root order from FTC

by tonge50 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:44 pm

The new Venus flytraps, Big Jaws and Cupped Trap, are enjoying a gentle spring rain :D
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