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Thread: Clear vs solid pots

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    double post
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    What initiated my penchant for the clear pots was back when I had my large collection I had received some potted nepenthes with the white clear pots with the slits/slots running vertically around the pot, not a net pot bot the aerating ones.Well during shipping a fair amount of the potting mix had spilled out of the pots so I compensated by filling the pots back up with live sphagnum moss. Eventually over several months the sphagnum slowly grew down and around the pot with some poking through the slits. I found this aesthetically pleasing as well as I was able to observe the state of the what substrate I could see and the moss functioned as a means of indicating moisture. I never had any issues with algae until I purchased some clear pots of my own, however I did't think to get the ones with the slits/slots and algae would grow. Once I got the pots with the slits/slots I only had algae when I happened to over water.

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    I usually use solid colored pots for everything except my Sarracenia. It's not really by design though, it's just that tupperware makes for cheap bulk pots, lol. I suppose I could paint the outsides before I put anything in them, but...meh.
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    I dont really prefer one or the other, most of my pots are make shift plastic containers so I dont really get a choice.
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    Heres another question since we're on the subject of different pots.

    Square vs. Round?

    I like the square pots for there efficient use of space. But I can't seem to find square pots in the larger sizes like 8"+ not that I need pots that large since I just started growing again in the last few months but eventually I hope I will

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    I like square more hands down, because as you said theyre more efficient use of space. However its really hard to find the right sizes in square.

    So really everything you said, lol
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    hands down square.

    I know a website that sells a great variety of square pots in different color and sizes. Too bad i can't list it cause they also sell carnivorous plants.

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