Carnivore plants to see-through orchid pot


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Hi!

I have few of those Orchid pots, and my question is, can i grow cp`s on those pots? My plan was to put Pinguiculas for those. Information is welcome? If this kind of growing, i mean those see-through pots is hard/wrong, please send message? I dont want to kill my plants :moderator::D .

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I've had Sarracenia purpurea and Drosera capensis growing in whitish partly transparent orchid pots for about 18 months. The plants are doing fine as far as I can tell. There's some green on the inner surface of the pots, but if you don't have anything else, they work OK.

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I use these transparent pots for Neps and some Sarras and they're all doing fine....

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The reason that transparent pots are used for orchids such as Phalenopsis is because their roots can photosynthesise - that's why they go green when exposed to light. Phalenopsis are epiphytes, so have developed to have their roots exposed to light. Putting terrestrial plants in these pots could encourage sub-soil shoot growth which grow towards the light. In the case of Utricularia the inner circumference exposed to the light will eventually produce leaves (stolons) rather than bladders.

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