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By Kelpy
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For reference the pot is about 7cm in diameter and the biggest Capensis might be 6-8 months old, not quite sure. Maybe its not fully grown yet?
To be fair, i dont give them any nutrition, they only live on fruit flies from the apartment, so that could explain the size :lol:
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By Shadowtski
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The plants tend to react to the size of their pots.
A larger pot will encourage the plant to grow to their biggest size possible.
I use 5x5x7 for Capes that I want to show off.
Just my 02¢ worth.
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By ChefDean
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My Large Form initially got to about 8 inches at its best, but then definitely shrunk in subsequent seasons. It was a windowsill plant, but I'm going to repot and put it outside to see if I can get the size back.
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By Kelpy
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Shadowtski wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:19 pm The plants tend to react to the size of their pots.
A larger pot will encourage the plant to grow to their biggest size possible.
I use 5x5x7 for Capes that I want to show off.
Just my 02¢ worth.
Interesting! I will definitely repot in that case. I tend to be concerned about the roots rotting, so i usually pick the smallest possible pot :D
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By Intheswamp
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It seems that the roots would have a higher chance or rotting in a smaller pot...the water level would be proportionally closer to the surface. In my feeble mind that would make it easier for the roots to stay wetter longer. It seems the water level being further away would depend on the grow mix capillary action to deliver water to the plants roots which isn't like total submersion. Does that make sense? I tend to ramble a bit. ;)
By Kelpy
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Intheswamp wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:53 pm It seems that the roots would have a higher chance or rotting in a smaller pot...the water level would be proportionally closer to the surface. In my feeble mind that would make it easier for the roots to stay wetter longer.
You're a darn genius! I didn't even think about that! :D
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