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Deep enough?

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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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Thanks for all the replies
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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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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (eBeyonder @ July 30 2003,08:39)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Thanks for all the replies  
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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]<span id='postcolor'>
no, though it will move 'sideways' as new VFT traps emerge!
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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!
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