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Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:02 pm
by Savethetrees4life
What’s the pot depth I’ll need for Napenthes overall but N. briggsiana and N. (lowii x veitchii) x boschiana]-yellow x platychila.

Re: Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:37 pm
by specialkayme
Root systems on nepenthes are typically very underdeveloped. I usually use a 6" or 8" round net pot. Not sure what the depth is, but probably around 6". Depends of course on the size of the plant.

Re: Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:26 pm
by Savethetrees4life
They’re not like VFTs with a long taproot’s?

Re: Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:53 pm
by Panman
No, the root systems are minimal. I think they absorb most of their water from the humidity air through their leaves.

Re: Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:04 am
by optique
I would not think of it as you need so much room for roots, but so much media to hold moisture.

Re: Napenthes pot depth needed.

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:49 am
by Savethetrees4life
Thank u all for the tidbits of knowledge. :)