User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 21

Thread: Pygmy Pots

  1. #1
    homer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Puyallup, Washington USA
    Posts
    679
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Arrow

    Hello,

    Just thought I'd like to share with you the containers I built for my pygmy gemmae that will be arriving within the next few weeks ( courtesy of Nepenthes Gracilis & Tamilin [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ). The pots are made out of 2" PVC pipe (10 foot section under $4 @ Lowe's), and 2" 'temporary end caps' that cost $.47 each. Simply drill some holes into the cap and superglue the cap to the PVC pipe and you're done.

    These tubes are cut into 8" sections... perfect for my terrarium. The water containers that will house the pots are grooved, so water will be able to enter the holes in the cap.

    Just wanted to share my new technique for growing pygmy drosera. I'll keep you posted as to the results of the plants.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/homer/pygmypots.jpg[/img]

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's way cool! A very ingenius idea you have there! I may have to copy it at some future point!

    SF [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

  3. #3
    Copper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Hastings NE
    Posts
    2,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wal-mart is also clearing out its cheap, thin water bottles at 25 to 50 cents. They stand about 8" to 10" tall. Poke a few holes and there you go.

    Although the PVC looks far more professional.
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pots! Now you will need to encourage good deep root penetration early on. This is the wet season so I would keep those tubes about 1/3 their length deep in water until May or June. D. paleacea is not as particular about deep pots, and mine do fine in a 4 inch pot. Other species will appreciate this depth much more.

    As far as growing them in terraria, I never had much success with the attempt. The layer of glass cuts back too much of the needed light, and there is too much heat and lack of air circulation. I just grow them close to the tubes, nearly touching them and keep them as cool as possible in the cold cellar. They are really "outdoor" plants, light hungry little buggers!!

    This is how I grow these plants, if you care to hear of it:

    http://www.cpzine.com/article.aspx?c...2002&m=10&d=12

    Good luck with the Pipots. I have always wanted to try this method, just never got to doing it! I will soon though.

    I considered the water bottle plan as well once, but like plastic drink cups the plastic is not stabilized, and after a season it becomes brittle and falls apart. Keeping in mind the pygmys dislike of mature transplant and disturbed roots, I thought it best to go with a more permanent plastic.
    "Grow More, Share More"

  5. #5
    goldtrap2690's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    1,390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    homer , your ingenius ideas amaze me everytime , keep up the good work .

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Southern CA, US
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the tip! I think I will try this with some of my pygmies.

  7. #7
    Copper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Hastings NE
    Posts
    2,215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi Homer,

    I am having great difficulty finding the temporary end caps. Where did you find them?
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    2,974
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There was an article in CPN about these, but the reason for making them was for tuberous Drosera(30 cm deep). Since pygmies and tuberous grow in the same place, makes sense that this concept will work for both. I will have to check the local home improvement shops for supplies. You did a brilliant job making those.

    Regards,

    Joe [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •