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    vfts have long roots so preferable a tall pot ? that can retain a lot of water to make it heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmm889 View Post
    ... I'm not sure I understand the reasoning there, maybe you know something I dont
    any help?

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    Chris
    I believe the correct explanation is they have a lower or wider center of gravity.

    (But I'm no physicist or anything, so don't quote me.)
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    uhh... I know that a wider pot is harder to tip over... that wasn't the question but maybe thats my fault for not making clear...

    i was more concerned with the " vft's dont especially appreciate..." but i think maybe he meant their weren't 'specific' benefits to a wider than normal pots...

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    Exactly. Once the pot is around twice the diameter of the plant, any wider and the plant doesn't really grow differently. In my experience, at least, they get a much more noticeable benefit from deeper pots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Exactly. Once the pot is around twice the diameter of the plant, any wider and the plant doesn't really grow differently. In my experience, at least, they get a much more noticeable benefit from deeper pots.
    ~Joe


    Agreed. Especially the deeper pot note, its a smart decision.

    the only benefit to a wider than normal pot I suppose would be the insulation, if the pot were outside... so that its water amount and temperature doesn't fluctuate so easily...

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    Around here my plants actually seem to enjoy the temperature fluctuation. Freezing doesn't seem to bother them, and they love it when their roots are kept nice and warm during the grow season. I think it might have something to do with the cooler air temperatures in this region.
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