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    question on new setup for sarrs

    I am looking to use 15 inch planters for sarrs and wondering if this setup would work. I am using a planter with a drain drilled in the bottom which will be capped so I can change the water out every so often or right before it rains. The bottom will have a 2-3 inch space with no soil (using PVC for a plastic grid to sit on. On the grid will put plastic). I will also have a tube coming down to fill the pot as well as an overflow about 6 inches from the top. Attached is a picture sort of explaning (hope it works). Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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    I don't see why it wouldn't. But I would put the drain tube even higher on the pot... maybe 4 inches so the Dionaea still don't have their feet too wet?
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    It should be fine but seems like additional work to me. I have a number of large pots that don’t have any drainage or space for water in them. I just fill them with peat/perlite and plant. I let them overflow in heavy rains and pour off the extra when it stops. Here’s a photo of one of them (it too is a 15” pot). They have done great in these pots for years.



    I have kept VFTs and Dews in pots with no drainage also and they have also done great. They basically act as mini bogs.

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    i agree that that set up would work fine, however, it's a lot of unnecessary work. like Fred said, just a simple, undrained pot will be just fine. I use 6.5 gallon livestock feeders and drill a couple of really small holes (3/16) slightly below the soil level.

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    Thanks for the replies. I was just reading that undrained pots caused problems however seeing others use undrained pots I would say that does not seem so. Anyways thanks for the help this forum continues to be very informative.

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    It sounds too complicated. A simple minibog would work fine
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    What Fred said. Get a large, undrained pot, use a simple 1:1 of peat and perlite and plant. Problem solved!

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