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By mcgrumpers
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I keep reading that VFTs and some other CPs enjoy deep pots because they have deep roots. I'm about to start repotting a few plants (such as drosera adelae) so this is a good time to ask.. Where can I buy deep pots that aren't extremely wide? What kind of CPs would benefit most from having deep pots?
By Benny
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#351971
Here is what I would rank on the ones that enjoy deep pots the best IMO:

1) Venus flytrap.

2) I believe it would be nepenthes, as they get really top heavy when mature. Some species reach crazy lengths when vining, and if the roots pull out, your perfect plant is ruined. Deeper pot = more root growth, more root growth = more secure plant.

I am not sure about drosera though. They have thicker roots that generally reach out pretty long.

Where to buy such pots? Why the FlytrapStore itself! https://www.flytrapcare.com/store/growi ... a-and-pots
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By twitcher
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#351973
Some Drosera/sundows develop long roots. For example, both aliciae and hamiltonii have sent roots out the bottoms of my 4 -6" high pots. I don't mind them doing that because the roots can be trimmed and then used to start new plants. Some other sundews that I'v noticed with longer roots include venusta, venusta alba (coccicalus) and binata. I have not noticed burmanii having long roots.
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By Nepenthes0260
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#351976
I've noticed that D. hamiltonii and D x Hercules have very long roots. I pot them in these 3.5 in. deep square pots- https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/con ... nt-pots%2f . They work very well. I've also noticed that Heliamphora and Cephalotus have long roots, too, so I pot them in these pots.
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By m80torpedo3
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#352052
I agree with Benny I have switched to using those white 5" x 5" pots for almost everything now, they are 7" deep and high quality for the price.
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By sanguinearocks101
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Nepenthes0260 wrote:I've noticed that D. hamiltonii and D x Hercules have very long roots. I pot them in these 3.5 in. deep square pots- https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/con ... nt-pots%2f . They work very well. I've also noticed that Heliamphora and Cephalotus have long roots, too, so I pot them in these pots.
How deep are those pots? I have some 2.63"x2.63"x3.5" pots but I think they are too small.
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By Nepenthes0260
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sanguinearocks101 wrote:
Nepenthes0260 wrote:I've noticed that D. hamiltonii and D x Hercules have very long roots. I pot them in these 3.5 in. deep square pots- https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/con ... nt-pots%2f . They work very well. I've also noticed that Heliamphora and Cephalotus have long roots, too, so I pot them in these pots.
How deep are those pots? I have some 2.63"x2.63"x3.5" pots but I think they are too small.
Those pots are 5'' deep.
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