Anyone who've read Savage Garden by Peter D'amato must know the picture of genlisea grown by Geoff Wong in a root see-through pot. I would REALLY love to have my genlisea in such a pot, so anyone know how to make it?
Someone talked about this, don't remember who or what forum though. But, I believe, it was made with the glass box on the bottom, with the lid designed with screen mesh on the bottom, covered with sphagnum, then the soil. The roots grew through the bottom mesh into the water. He also had a LED or small light built into the bottom of the glass box for the light effect given. I think that's what was done.
I wonder how often he makes the pot see through, or if it is only for display, because I'd be worried about algea sticking to the glass or the water getting smelly.
Just an idea as I have never tried this or seen anyone try this, but perhaps you can put in a few aquarium shrimps. Amano shrimps are cheap and eat a lot of algea, so maybe if the roots arn't too fragile they'd be some nice additions. They also produce offspring that die in fresh water (they get carried into the ocean from the river), but the cp can take advantage of the offspring in their couple of days of fresh water viability.
As far as I know, people growing plants in this manner only allow light to hit the water/roots when they are showing the plant off, the algae would be a problem to say the least, and I would think that Genlisea keeps its traps underground (and chlorophyll free) for a reason (tho that is just my notion and in no wise scientific)
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