- Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:13 am
Even if a plant has short root system, you need to give a little more of space to the plant to extend its roots to be a healthy plant(even if they don't), lets say a plant that normally grows 4-inch roots, should be allowed 5-inches or 6-inches more of space to extend more a little(if they do), often small pots dry fast in sunlight because the word says it all, they're small, a 6-inch pot is the best thing for plants, and if we come in reality, they should be growing in 1 ft pots or more instead of inches pots, but anyway, i think 3' inch pots are very small for growing plants that are already grown, a baby vft, or small plants can be kept for a short period of time in 3-inch pots until they grow bigger and then they can be transfer to 6-inch pots. But is not benfecial either to grow them in small pots( in my opinion) because in their habitad the soil is miles deep.
So probably return them, and just buy those long ones like i do those that are 8-inch deep, or buy them at the dollar store, i got all those nepenthes, and square pots for a dollar, some come in packs of 3 or 4, a really good deal, and the material is excellent.
(edit): 3-inch pots are okay to use, but i think they cause more trouble because they keep the media very wet, or very dry, while in a 6-inch pot, this is easier to control.