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By specialkayme
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Does anyone have any suggestions on good square net pots for nepenthes?

I love using regular round net pots (https://www.repotme.com/products/net-po ... 5207&_ss=r) but when I put them in a 1020 tray it's an incredibly inefficient use of space. So I tried some BangQiao pots (https://www.amazon.com/BangQiao-Plastic ... RydWU&th=1), but they don't appear to offer the same air movement that regular net pots do.

Any suggestions?
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By Nepenthes0260
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I’ve seen a number of growers using those BangQiao pots you with good results. I think that if the media is airy enough, the smaller spaces on those ones won’t make much of a difference.
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Nepenthes0260 wrote:I’ve seen a number of growers using those BangQiao pots you with good results.
I get good results with the smaller (3") BangQiao pots. But when I go bigger than that (I've tried the 4" and the 5"), it doesn't seem like the mix fully dries out inbetween waterings. So I've been using round (6" and 8") net pots when they outgrow the 3" BangQiao. But the round 8" net pot in a 1020 tray is awkward, too much space around them to be efficient but not enough space to put something else.

I was thinking I might need to increase the amount of perlite I use in my mix when I go up to a bigger BangQiao pot. Or I was hoping to find a square net pot (smaller than this https://hydrobuilder.com/hydroponics/ne ... of-24.html) that would solve my problem. But haven't been able to locate it yet.
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DragonsEye wrote:They're currently out of stock, but would these work for you? (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
http://www.orchidmix.com/cat7.htm
Yes, just a little deeper. 2.5 or 3" is pretty shallow.
thepitchergrower wrote:Amazon has this: https://www.amazon.com/Hydroponics-Soil ... 122&sr=8-4
Too small. 1.5"
I can find very small ones (1.5") and large ones (9" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WC00B32/re ... 00VXEI3G_0) but nothing inbetween, like 5" or so. Something that would fit two, side by side in a 1020 tray would be awesome.

Maybe I need to find someone with a 3D printer to make them.
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By Supercazzola
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You could find someone with a 3D printer and ask them make you some. I only make round ones, but they take a long time, probably cost as much as if I could find them commercially made in white, which I can’t. But, i can make them exactly how i want them.
I know these are not square, but you get the point …
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By DragonsEye
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Too bad 3D printers are so expensive. So many nifty possibilities.

How long do the pots last for you Supe?

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