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Thread: Depth of pots used for your Utricularias

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    Depth of pots used for your Utricularias

    Hi:

    I'm dreaming of summer but am thinking about the depth of the pots I use for my utricularias. Since they mostly creep across the moss and are in a terrarium, would azaelea pots be better (height is less than width)?

    It looks like they only access the top of the pot.

    Am I missing something?

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    I have 2 inch deep trays and some 1.5 inch trays they jsut crawl along the medium I think terrestrials that are easy are fine in short pots.

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    Utrics like to spread, horizontally and vertically... so "deep and wide"...

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    I'm using 4"x4"x5"deep square plastic pots. I've been starting clumps at the top of the pots, but eventually they all come out the bottom holes.

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    Hmmm. What are you feeding them? Mine are still in 3" pots but flowered their heads off this year. I have 5 or 6 of them and hope to get seeds for more from the ICPS seedbank.

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    Feeding them? Some people collect Daphnia, but I think there are adequate critters in stream water.

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    depends on species........mainly for small terrestrial species.....i use pots 4 inches wide by 2 tall.....for larger terrestrial species standard 4 inch pots......for the "macro utrics" the Orchidioides and Iperua sections i tend to use tall pots cause #1 the plants tend to be larger and #2 i like using trays for watering and with tall pots with orchid bark in the bottom its easier to keep the LFS damp but not soaked when i keep water in the tray most of the time........
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    I use 2" wide x 2" deep pots for subulata, 6" deep by 5"wide for my Longifolia (it's flowering), 3" deep for Asplundii, and 5" deep for Alpina.

    I don't think it matters as much as light and temperatures do...

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