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Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 3:21 pm
by Shore_Fancy_Nursery
I have been doing research using this forum and it seems that I'm doing it all wrong
My plants seem happy enough but I'm concerned about root rot in their current pots.

They are in tiny little 2.3 inch pots. And I made them floaties and put them in a pool. Picture attached.

My thought was to plant multiple plants in a gallon or half gallon sized pot instead. And then either put that in the pool, but only with water half way up the pot or leave it on a table in my yard with a dish and a little bit of water. It's really hot here so I do need to leave it sit in some water or I'll come home to a dry pot one day
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Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 4:12 pm
by Hang
they look too wet... sitting in too much water for long period of time will cause rhizome rot

Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 6:49 pm
by Panman
That's a neat idea. A good rule of thumb for flytraps is to assume that their roots will be 6 inches long and they don't like the roots to be sitting in water. That means, if you have 6 to 7 inches of medium between the waterline and the surface of the pot, you should be fine. Of course, you may need to grow them in shorter pots. In that case, it is important to keep the water level low and to allow the tray to dry out before rewatering.

Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 7:10 pm
by Shore_Fancy_Nursery
Panman wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 6:49 pm That's a neat idea. A good rule of thumb for flytraps is to assume that their roots will be 6 inches long and they don't like the roots to be sitting in water. That means, if you have 6 to 7 inches of medium between the waterline and the surface of the pot, you should be fine. Of course, you may need to grow them in shorter pots. In that case, it is important to keep the water level low and to allow the tray to dry out before rewatering.
Are my sarrs okay to be like this or do I need a new plan for them as well?

Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 7:12 pm
by thepitchergrower
Shore_Fancy_Nursery wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 7:10 pm
Are my sarrs okay to be like this or do I need a new plan for them as well?
Depends on species/hybrid. Leuco/oreos may not want to be stood in water during certain parts of the year.

Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 7:54 pm
by Panman
What he said ^^^^

Typically flava, purpurea, and psittacina don't mind it being soggy.

Re: Should I repot my VFTs?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 8:40 pm
by _-SphagnumFromHell-_
Holy crap talk about a Carnivorous Plant pool party!

But you're right, this is overkill for watering carnivorous plants and the half gallon pot setup sounds a lot better. Just giving some distance between the water level and the crown of the plant would be a vast improvement. I wouldn't go halfway up the pot, but due to the heat you could get away with a higher water level.