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Thread: Pot size: Does it matter?

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    for instance...the best example.... the king likes a wide pot as possible. Its roots are comparitively shallow but wide.

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    Precisely! Pot size should be related to the root mass, not the plant size. Now if your plant is not going to accept being in a small pot (top heavy), other methods may need to be employed to keep the plant in a normal growing situation.

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    oh really? highlanders like drying out for a short period of time? well now i feel good about myself when i check on my plants and the highlanders are kinda dry.
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    "Dry" in reference to Nepenthes is not DRY dry. Just wanted to clarify that.

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    Well I am different then. I think about the plant being in the wild. It has unlimited room to grow. I have had good luck planting everything in a 12 inch pot for the most part and letting the roots fill in. I have experimented with some in slat baskets and some do good some don't. Yes it may take some time with some things, but i have also restricted some things by having them in pots that their roots could expand. So listen to the experts. they have more experience than me, but I don't think my way is bad because from what I hear nepenthes do not like to have their roots disturbed. So the bigger pots let them grow longer before transplanting and disturbing the roots. Just my opinion.
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    That way is fine, as long as the media doesn't start to decompose and become all nasty. As long as your media stays nice, use as big a pot as you want.

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    I think to use a biger pot is a waste, when the root sistem get big enought to fill the pot its posible the media on the lower levels of the pot will be or compacted or starting to decompose (due moisture)... and you will be forced to repot.

    Im not sure, maybe Im wrong and the perlite will keep the media good for longer... this is going to be my firts time repoting Nepenthes (my ampullaria need a biger pot, so the basals can grow more ) so I dont think I have experience on this arts!

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    I think to use a biger pot is a waste, when the root sistem get big enought to fill the pot its posible the media on the lower levels of the pot will be or compacted or starting to decompose (due moisture)... and you will be forced to repot.
    I agree.
    I like to repot once a year or more, depending on how fast the stuff grows.
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