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By paulsflytrap
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HI there,
Just some pics of my B52,
you know the more i work with vfts
the more i really prefer the larger clones
to the exotic ones,
but thats just me, happy growing everyone :D
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By MaxVft
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That looks awesome,man.And is that water bottles cut in half?If so,that is a great idea that I somehow never thought of.Are you growing it indoors by the looks of it?Anyhow,that is a great looking plant that looks like you really took care of it lovingly.Good job!
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By paulsflytrap
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WHY thank you ,
and yes they are water bottles ,
cheap and easy containers :mrgreen:
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By albertoburrito
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I might use water bottles! Will the bottle edges cut the leaves?
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By CPhunter101
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#382116
albertoburrito wrote:Will the bottle edges cut the leaves?
Water bottles aren't sharp enough.
Just wondering, how long do these bottles last?
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By albertoburrito
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I’d still melt/bend the edges just in case. Plastic bottles are usually very thin, so I think a year max in direct sun.
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By Supercazzola
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Wouldn’t you need to worry about the transparent bottles allowing light into the root system? I know some plants like orchids actually do photosynthesis through their “roots” as well. But I think the reason most post are opaque is that you want to avoid light getting into the root area.
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By MaxVft
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Supercazzola wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 11:02 am Wouldn’t you need to worry about the transparent bottles allowing light into the root system? I know some plants like orchids actually do photosynthesis through their “roots” as well. But I think the reason most post are opaque is that you want to avoid light getting into the root area.
Well,for a VFT I don't think the root photosynthesis would apply as much as if you had something like a D.Adelae in a clear pot.
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By MaxVft
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MaxVft wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 3:55 pm
Supercazzola wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 11:02 am Wouldn’t you need to worry about the transparent bottles allowing light into the root system? I know some plants like orchids actually do photosynthesis through their “roots” as well. But I think the reason most post are opaque is that you want to avoid light getting into the root area.
Well,for a VFT I don't think the root photosynthesis would apply as much as if you had something like a D.Adelae in a clear pot.Now those things multiply through the roots like CRAZY.
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By Panman
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I think what Supercazzola was getting at is that there are some plants that will die if the roots are exposed to light. I don't know if flytraps are one of them.
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