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    I wonder what veteran Nepenthes growers think about drilling holes in plastic pots in an effort to increase air circulation. Recently Iíve been drilling half-inch diameter holes Ė about 30 of them Ė in gallon-sized plastic pots. I then used the pots to transplant Nepenthes in long fibered sphagnum moss. It takes about 5 minutes to make the holes for one pot. The pot ends up looking like itís been blasted with a shotgun (which would be faster, but I donít have a shotgun). Will the holes help? Or am I just wasting my time?

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    Plenty of people use aquatic plant baskets as pots... those are basically made of plastic mesh... tons of holes.

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    I use 14" hanging baskets with coconut liners.


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    I would highly recommend buying some with holes already in them. Maybe at your local hydroponics store. They have made a huuge difference in the health of my plants. I would also recommend coconut chips, or something similar to open up your LFS, and prevent root rot.

    Hope that helps,
    Robin [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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