My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp57

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My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp57

by Alex2893 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:22 pm

I bought some amazingly healthy Holland Red Venus fly traps from Member Bigpurp57. I got a perfect 10 inch pot for it today. its like a rubbery plastic. its very dense and almost a half inch think. it was black when i bought it so i spray painted it a gloss white. Its drying now so ill plant them tomorrow. I just have to drill some holes in it and it will be good to go. i already mixed up some medium. i did like 30% perlite 20% silica sand and the rest was peat moss. I washed it out as best i could. all i have to do now is pot it.

Let me know if i should add more sand

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Jellybean1 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:39 pm

Everything looks good!Just make sure you have enough dirt to fill it to the top.
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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Alex2893 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:16 pm

I know. I can just mix up some more

The heavy rain is currently helping filter my mix :)

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by IHaveNoIdea » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:34 am

I would add 30% silica sand and 20% perlite, everything looks good though. Make sure you keep the towels wet until you plant those plants.

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Alex2893 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:48 pm

OK i planted the traps today. I think it turned out well.
I put all my mix in a old pillow case and because my rain barrel water reads 7 ppm on my meter i pored about 6 gallons into a large 15 gallon bucket and dunked the pillow case into it. i make sure to really get the water into the medium. when i was done i rang out some of the water into a cup and the tds read 5 ppm. i figured that was good enough
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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Matt » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:49 pm

Looks good!
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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Alex2893 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:53 pm

Matt wrote:Looks good!

Thanks Matt. I really love the colors on these plants. i really hope they grow good for me. Iv been told they are more sensitive to being to wet

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by IHaveNoIdea » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:11 pm

They look planted too deep. Good looking VFTs anyway.

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Alex2893 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:57 pm

IHaveNoIdea wrote:They look planted too deep. Good looking VFTs anyway.

Any higher and the rhizome would be showing. I was more worried they were to shallow

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by IHaveNoIdea » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:42 pm

I always let the rhizome half out and then cover it with soil. They grow well, don't rot, just no issues at all. And it looks better.

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Re: My plan for a bunch of Holland Red i bought from Bigpurp

by Handrail Pete » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:31 am

Awesome looking pot. I also have a large communitt pot that I put all my different reds in


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