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Gunnera Manticata in a big closed bottom bog pot?

Hi everyone,

I managed to pick up a bargain Gunnera last year, and repotted it into a 20l pot to overwinter.

It's exploded and I love it! The only thing is that it's wilting on a daily basis. I have to absolutely flood it with water every day for it to pick back up again. 

I have a large (probably 50l) closed bottom plastic pot with holes drilled half way up that I used to have Sarracenia in. Since the holes are drilled half way up, the idea is that it'll hold much more water before draining; pretty boggy. 

Would a gunnera be OK in something like that? It's feet would be wet basically all the time, I'd think. 

Thanks all!  


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    I doubt it. They really need to be in the ground to thrive. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,581
    Fairygirl said:
    I doubt it. They really need to be in the ground to thrive. 
    I also doubt it...but it is preferably to the pot it is presently in.
    They do grow enormous.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thanks both,

    It seems to be doing pretty well in its current pot (been in it for a good 8 months now).. and the new one is at least twice the size.

    Definitely not putting it in the ground in my tiny little garden!

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