FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss water requirements, "soil" (growing media) and suitable planting containers

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By elaineo
Posts:  167
Joined:  Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:07 am
#369583
I have a bunch of empty Lysol wipe canisters. About 4.5" across, and 8" tall. Thick white plastic, wouldn't even need to sterilize them. Would they be good for VFT or sarracenia, or are they too tall? I could drill holes in the bottom and sides.

I'm currently using red beer pong cups and they seem to get brittle and crack after a few months in the sun.

Image
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1131
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#369592
Dunno, bet Cephalotus or Drosera Regia would appreciate it though. I personally grow Sarracenia in taller pots. Their roots tend to drop down pretty far even as young plants. I've seen some people use those taller Hydro pots for VFTs so I would guess that wouldn't be too much of a issue. If it were me, I'd probably make sure it had enough drainage though. The pots won't dry out as quick.
elaineo liked this
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  633
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#369599
It's worth a try. I don't know how well that plastic will hold up to ultraviolet light and cold weather, though. I occasionally use some microwave bowls for deep saucers. They're good for a year or so before they turn brittle and fall apart.
elaineo liked this
User avatar
By elaineo
Posts:  167
Joined:  Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:07 am
#369605
SundewWolf wrote:Most sarracenia would outgrow them quickly, however that is a nice size for venus flytraps.
@SundewWolf
would they outgrow sideways, or vertically? I don't have much experience with sarracenia.
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1131
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#369613
Probably both honestly lol. Once they get going the rhizomes get pretty wide.
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  1684
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#369627
@elaineo what kind of sarrs are you growing, and how long have you had them. A mature flava rhizome probably takes a couple of years to fill out a 6 inch pot. Purpurea or psittacina take longer.

I am all for recycling/repressing. I use yogurt cups for 2 inch seedling pots. The good ones are the ones that have the toppings in a separate container. Instant humidity domes!
elaineo, Apollyon liked this
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1131
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#369629
That's pretty creative. Have your own miniature greenhouse. Think I might try that with these Darlingtonia seeds I've been sitting on :D
elaineo liked this
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  1684
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#369632
They work great.
IMG_23082020_121937_(1080_x_1440_pixel).jpg
IMG_23082020_121937_(1080_x_1440_pixel).jpg (380.06 KiB) Viewed 4118 times
elaineo, MikeB liked this
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  633
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#369680
Restaurant take-out containers work well for seedlings, especially the larger, rectangular ones with clear lids. I have some that are deep enough to hold the plants for a couple years.
elaineo liked this
What aisle?

I find them at my grocery stores in the floral dep[…]

9 days left in our "Beautiful Bogs" phot[…]

It's like a gringo spending too much time at the[…]

Medias and stuff

@Supercazzola , Murashige & Skoog is the name[…]

I’m still several weeks out, but it is worki[…]

Nice pix. I'm glad someone from this forum went. G[…]

Vented Lids?

@Matt , Ah ok, so even if I buy some jam jars wit[…]

I love my Spider Farmer!! Grew some Sarracenia un[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!