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Thread: When Should I Repot My VFT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    So would I be able to keep it outside for 2 weeks before I move, then take it into the car with me? Or is 2 weeks too short?
    too short for what?

    it sounds like you are moving..

    yes, put it outside for 2 weeks.
    yes, "take it in the car with you"
    after being in the car with you, put it back outside where ever you are moving to.

    you are making this much more complicated than it needs to be!

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    Lol I know... Everything has to be perfect for my special plant.
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    My growing growlist of growing things

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    scotty and yellow are right. I made some fatal mistakes with my first two VFT's that I was sure killed them, but they're both thriving now.

    VFT's are tough little buggers so long as you do the research and know how to care for them properly.

    If it rains continuously for days, it would still be fine because they can handle more water outdoors than indoors. "VFT does not appreciate long periods of being waterlogged" does not include 3-6 cloudy day stretches with off-and-on rainstorms - it does that in its native habitat in southern North Carolina too.

    I started here: http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq2000.html
    and I also recommend the book "The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants"

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    The clay used in terra cotta pots is not like the clay in someone's back yard in Georgia. It's fine to use, has it's own benefits and drawbacks, but it's not going to hurt your plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    well the inside is glazed... How big does the tray need to be on a 4 inch pot?
    It just needs to be big enough to set the pot in and hold an inch of water or so.

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