User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9

Thread: Specific Info on Bigmouth VFT

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Medina, Minnesota
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Specific Info on Bigmouth VFT

    Hi there I'm pretty new to this venus flytrap stuff so I have a question to ask. I bought 2 mature Bigmouth VFTs, they will be here in about 2 days and I was wondering if there is anything special I should know about them. I have a 12-in pot that is about 14-in deep. It is a soil mixture of 1 part peat to 1 part perlite and it will be in Minnesotan sun from about 10 in the morning to sunset. Will that be good for coloration or is there something else that i am missing?

    Thanks
    Last edited by xvart; 05-26-2008 at 03:21 PM. Reason: removed vendor.

  2. #2
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As long as the peat moss and perlite are free of fertilizer and you have a supply of rain/distilled/purified by reverse osmosis water everything sounds. They should grow beautifully with that amount of sun. It may take a few weeks for them to adjust to different lighting conditions.

    You don't need such a large pot but you can always make a mini-bog and plant some Sarracenia and Drosera in it too.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    north carolina
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Everything sounds fine to me. From my experience I get best results from deep pots and when keeping them moist but not soggy. If everything goes well they will look like this.
    John 3:16
    My grow list/want list
    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Medina, Minnesota
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    alright sounds good I'll post some pics when the plants arrive so thanks both of you for the comments and SWEET palnts dewy!

  5. #5
    Moderator Alexis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice looking plant.

    All dionaea varieties are grown in the same way. Rain water and plenty of sun!

  6. #6
    mmlr38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ashland, OR
    Posts
    555
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That sure is a pretty looking pot of VFTs Dewy. I need to get my hands on some Big Mouths!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Medina, Minnesota
    Posts
    50
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok I got that part down but I just found out that my plants are being shipped bare root so I was wondering if I just plop them into the pot or if they is something I need to do before that.

  8. #8
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not really, other than a good inspection for pests, rot or fungus, just keep them damp at all times.

    One vendor says to soak them in room temperature rain/distilled/RO water for at least 20 minutes. Peter D'amato recommends a dip in a weak solution of Superthrive. You can develop whatever superstitious behavior you wish. Sing to them. Read them the riot act. Zap 'em with your toy phasers. What ever floats your boat. Just don't over handle them and damage the roots.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •