optimus prime wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:43 pm
I use trays and it’s fine, you can ask anyone on the forum and they probably do the same. Again these are plants that grow in swamps so they can’t get root rot or be overwatered. But if you wanna know how to see if it’s moist I would get a moisture tester
Not entirely true. Flytraps can get root rot if their roots are sitting in water. Where they grow natively, the soil is very sandy and well drained but there is a high water table. That way they are always damp but not soggy for long periods of time. Generally, if you have the greater portion of the pot out of water than in, they will be okay. My rule of thumb for VFT is 1" of water in the tray, 4" of soil above the water level. Pitcher plants, particularly purpurea, are a different story. They love to be soggy.
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Toes in the water, ankles wet, and knees damp.