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    what others would like a large pot like bical's? amps? are hybrids with bical the same way?

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    I think most plants(if asked) would like a bigger pot, lol, but it's not practical always, especially those uf us using tanks to grow their plants in.
    Tony, can we get a pic of the multi-8' vines coming out of a 4" pot?

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    Our large bical, 'Big Mama" got moved up to a 25 gallon pot in early summer. She's about two meters now, and into upper traps. When I pulled her out of her puny ten gallon pot, it was a solid root mass, molded to its contours.
    NepMaster is right about merrilliana-they need large deep pots, and will die if rootbound.
    Generally, we've found Nepenthes to do best if overpotted. Given the room, they will take it-and reward you with copious pitchers. After the hurricanes, we moved a bunch of amps and hookerianas up to six inch pots from the standard 3 inch square, and they have leaped up in size in one growth.
    Hamish, for our larger truncatas we have gone to clay pots because the extra weight keeps them from tipping over. One huge pitcher half full of water hanging over one side will turn over a plastic pot.
    Rattler, we have bical x northiana seedlings that seem to be following the lowlander pattern-huge root systems. Rafflesiana also has a huge root system, and will do better if given an oversized pot. We never have rot problems, and the bicalcaratas are all grown in pure lfs. Try potting a 25 gallon pot with pure sphagnum!
    Anyway, a few observations to share.

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    alright ill keep that in mind with my lil bical x amp. thanks for the info.

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    Well, think of it this way, they all LIKE large pots, whether they NEED it is another story. But typically, anything large is going to need a large pot.
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    Not necessarily. This discussion has centred on large lowland species, which are terrestrial, and are known for having large root systems. However, many highland species with an epiphytic growth habit often don't need a big pot, and end up growing without a root system at all.
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    That's interesting, SydneyNeps. Which highland species are like you've mentioned? I don't grow highlands but it's good to know anyway. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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