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Thread: VFT's from xscd update

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    A while back I received what appeared to be 60-80 typical vft's from xscd. They came bare root and so I soaked them overnight in superthrive and to this day, other than forgetting to water and losing one or two, most have turned into magnificent monsters. They're grown in NZ LFS and orchid bark in a cheap standard water tray. I've noticed that they have shown improved growth for vft's growing in such a shallow container. I wonder if the orchid bark had something to do with this or the fact that shallow and wide = more air exchange made them less prone to rot.


    EDIT: I've also been using this tray as a recovering area for the vft's that are rotting away, and those were grown the "proper" way, in deep pots etc. The ones moved there show no signs of rot and are recovering. Weird?








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    Egads, it's a jungle in there!

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    So cool! Do you grow them outside?

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    oy.... most impressive.
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    wow, that sent shivers down my spine..sucks to be the bug that lands in that..

    just curious, you said you're growing them in water trays....are they undrained or drained and what is the depth of the media? Thanks.

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    thats really awesome, reminds me of jeremiahs new huge pot of VFTs, has about 130 Vfts in one mini bog
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    They're grown outside and are in undrained water trays with about 1.5 inches of LFS and orchid bark. I'm really attached to these guys, they almost grow themselves!

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