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    I liked net pots until some of my plants started making roots outside of the pot. Also it tends to be a pain in the *** when trying to transplant them cause the roots end up wrapping all around the netting and you have to carefully cut the pot apart to save the roots. Also the media tended to dry out a lot quicker and I had to water almost everyday in the summer. I'm back to regular square pots now.
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    @ robthered, thats a really good point, never really consider the roots growing out of the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robthered View Post
    I liked net pots until some of my plants started making roots outside of the pot. Also it tends to be a pain in the *** when trying to transplant them cause the roots end up wrapping all around the netting and you have to carefully cut the pot apart to save the roots. Also the media tended to dry out a lot quicker and I had to water almost everyday in the summer. I'm back to regular square pots now.
    I never had too much of an issue with roots growing through the netting; and since I water those Nepenthes by the tray method (usually discouraged but safe with net pots), drying out has never been an issue . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    I never had too much of an issue with roots growing through the netting; and since I water those Nepenthes by the tray method (usually discouraged but safe with net pots), drying out has never been an issue . . .
    I think my plants were growing through through the pots because i had LFS as a substrate.

    If I think about it more, the plants that were in net pots in the other tank that didnt have any substrate didnt grow through the pots.

    So I think you're safe if you avoid having a substrate below your net pots.
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