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    Great idea, Joe! I will do just as you suggest, although I may use pumice instead of gravel on the bottom since I don't have any gravel at the moment.

    From what you are saying, Dave (TunaSurprise), I guess that means Neps don't usually have extensive root systems.

    Thanks for all your help,
    Corey

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    Some are just as any other plant with reguard to crowding roots while others - notably N. bicalcarata - does not grow to potential with root crowding. Well, none will grow to the same size as in nature because of pots but some absolutely despise roots running into anything.

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    Nepenthes can have extensive root systems, N. bicalcarata and N. rajah are two that stick out like sore thumbs when it comes to root mass and plant size. N. mirabilis can be pretty impressive as well. Other, like N. merrilliana have root systems that are more of a "tap root" form and penetrate deeply rather than a fibrous network such as N. bicalcarata and N. rajah.

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