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    Growing VFT'S upside down...

    I saw that Topsy Turvy Tomato thing, and I'm doing it with a Dionaea. String tied around the holes of a three inch pot, filled with soil, and the plant with plastic wrap with holes in it over the "bottom" of the pot. I water it through the holes. The only obvious sign I see is red traps, which I have never had.

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    Venus Fly Traps don't grow upside down in nature
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Venus Fly Traps don't grow upside down in nature
    Neither do tomatoes or strawberries, but they seem to applaud that.
    Last edited by xvart; 07-06-2010 at 09:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Venus Fly Traps don't grow upside down in nature
    they also dont grow in plastic green pots with perlite and a white name tag...
    but i agree, its a good thought, but idk how a VFT would get direct sun hanging under one of those things

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    but i agree, its a good thought, but idk how a VFT would get direct sun hanging under one of those things
    Maybe more like one of the newer ones where the plants are on the side rather than the bottom. Would still be less light than being in a normal pot but more than being out the bottom.
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    maybe with a big mirror underneath it.
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    I thought those were for people who found it too "time consuming" or "difficult" to stake their tomatoes, not because it was preferable. I can see the leaves growing horizontally maybe to try to get more light. Any particular reason why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    Neither do tomatoes or strawberries, but they seem to applaud that.
    Tomatoes and strawberries are scrambling plants that can often be found growing on sharp inclines. They also benefit from inversion due to being a fruit crop, both with particularly fleshy berries - hanging with the root zone above the stem allows gravity to assist hydration. VFTs are not grown for fruit, nor do they produce a stem, so I'm dubious of how much of a difference this could make. However, I think they would appreciate the greater moisture availability and soil temperatures that these things provide, so who knows...
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