Below are comparison photos of my existing and newest pots.
From left to right they are the standard 11x11x12cm square black plastic pot with a capacity of approx 1 litre. Centre - the pots I refer to as my super long toms 10x10x17cm capacity 1.4 litres Right - are some I have just acquired which are 11x11x20.5cm with a capacity of 2 litres. Now that to me is a Super-duper long tom. These are produced for hydro-culture so they have the mesh base. They will all need a square of horticultural fleece in the bottom to retain the medium but I have plenty of that so no problem. These are very sturdy pots and should last for donkey's years.
My intention is to re-pot my little band of Fly Traps into the super duper long toms. The Dionaea will be able to sit in a fairly deep water level and still have quite a depth of medium above the water mark. We'll then gauge how they perform.
Unfortunately, long tom-type pots don't really exist here in the US. We have normal pots, and we have tree pots which are too narrow generally. The closest I've been able to find are hydroponic pots that are about 12.7x12.7x17.8.
I've been doing the repotting. Now although the measurements of the pots and the tray said I could 5 x 5 of the super-dupersin the tray, it didn't quite work out like that in practice. The rounded corners of the tray wouldn't allow it so I ordered the 10x10x17 pots of the same manufacturer and I've mixed them in to get a fit.
In the photo the pots are Top L 9 of 11x11x20.5 - TopR 6 of 10x10x17 - Bottom L 8 of 10x10x17 - Bottom R 2 of 11x11x20.5
I've also used both sizes of pots in other trays (some can be seen to the left) so now it's just water them and see how they progress.
Post by rogerhardcastle on Aug 13, 2017 8:54:45 GMT
If you live near a tropical fish enthusiasts shop you could consider begging some polystyrene transport boxes off them. They have quite square internal corners and you can cut them down to a height corresponding to the height of the rims of the plant pots. That will help to keep the pots cooler.