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    Hi all,

    Is this deep enough for a VFT in a pot? The whitish bulb is beneath the soil, but some whitish part on the leaves can still be seen. If I were to bury this whitish part also, would it impend emerging stalks?


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    looks fine to me!
    you dont need to bury ALL of the white parts of the stems..
    you want the *center* of the growing point to be above-ground..(meaning the point where all new leaves emerge..new leaves should notcome up from *under* soil! if you get my meaning..)

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    Technically, they can come up from under ground, or right at the surface, but after a while they rossest so you have a hole in the middle where leaves come out if the crown is under the surface. I have plants that grow both ways.
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    It looks just fine. I personally wouldn't change it.
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    Thanks for all the replies [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Anyway, just out of curiosity, if too much whitish part is above grow, will it kill the plant becos of heat, fungus etc? I read somewhere here (or another forum) of someone who did just that and had his/her VFT killed.

    Aso, is it true that the whitish base will gradually sink deeper into the grow as the VFT grows?

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    Quote (eBeyonder @ July 30 2003,08:39)
    Thanks for all the replies [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Anyway, just out of curiosity, if too much whitish part is above grow, will it kill the plant becos of heat, fungus etc? I read somewhere here (or another forum) of someone who did just that and had his/her VFT killed.

    Aso, is it true that the whitish base will gradually sink deeper into the grow as the VFT grows?[/QUOTE]
    no, though it will move 'sideways' as new VFT traps emerge! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Leave it in its pot for two years, and if you planted it in the middle of the pot, the bulb will be on the side of the pot! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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