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    a pic of my minibog in it's most simplest form.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WayCool View Post
    a pic of my minibog in it's most simplest form.

    i hope the pot on the right side is plastic.....
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    hi upper, the smaller pot to the right is plastic. The larger pot that it's in is also plastic...I THINK ? Why do you ask that ?

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    I think he thought it might be terra cotta, which could be toxic to your VFTs.
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    Terracotta pots arent necessarily toxic... they just arent ideal most of the time, they allow much more evaporation of the moist media which basically means it'll dry out quicker than with a plastic pot, it also allows for a build up of minerals or the leaking of minerals into your media which could prove to be toxic over a long period of time... and if they dont have drainage holes your looking at a potential problem with being unable to determine how much water it needs and when...or flooding if it were to rain a bunch randomly...

    not to say that people dont use glazed pots for vft's and havnt had good results becuase they have, but its not necessarily ideal... if your going to use terracotta make sure its a much much larger pot that way it'd take alot more time and heat to lose water and also more time to cause mineral buildups or problems...

    when are you going to get them planted!?

    show us some pictures when you get it done!

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    you really dont need LFS for VFTs. It will grow ok in it, but no matter how dry your balcony is a mix of peat and perlite (i really prefer sand for my mixes, only use perlite for my Nepenthes) and just keep it in the saucer of water or you can just hit it with the watering can every couple days if you don't want to keep standing water around.

    I'd be wiling to bet it would be just fine.
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