This year I've experimented with putting my terrariums in full, hot sun outside. All in all, not a great idea. Some plants did Ok, others got burned.
D. aliciae-burns Pygmies-scorpioides and lasianthus were fine, the smaller ones got burned ,callistos was fine Utrics-didn't mind except alpina which lost a couple of stolons Heli's-were Ok but stayed very green with sort of narrow pitchers. Mexican pings: a mix, the gigantea likes the sun. The others were a mix, some burned some were Ok. The marginata got really burned. Pachuca and a gypsicola hybrid liked the sun. Ehlersiae loved the sun at first and then got burned a bit. Cephs were good The smaller subtropical dews were fine.
Suggestions: Fliter the sun through fabric. Avoid heat build-up. Expose to only a half-hour of direct noon-day sun. Maybe an hour or a bit more of early or late-day sun.
The Heli minors got a bit burned and didn't colour up at all. They are doing much better in a cool basement under fluorescents. The subtropical/tropical sundews loved it and many flowered. The smaller pygmy sundews didn't do so well, but I put this down to getting flooded every few days with all the rain. The giant scorpiodes are fine, the little closterostigma seem a bit stressed. The utricularia loved it.
I keep as much as I can outside in the summer, besides the squirrels I have no problems with anything- I keep everything in open trays which are about 2" deep and they are kept on a shelf on my front porch, so no flooding and a bit of shade. When I grew things under full sun I likewise had no problems except for flooding. Only place I EVER actually managed to grow Byblis liniflora was in that location
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In his house in R'Lyeh, dead Cthulhu lies dreaming
dvg: below the snow, asleep it is.
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:02 GMT -5
dvg: Still grassroots dream of their rise,
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:40 GMT -5
dvg: in sunny days, on blue skies
Mar 20, 2019 17:00:13 GMT -5
insectivore: Then Boom we Get hit with yet another Snow Storm in Quebec...
Mar 23, 2019 8:19:19 GMT -5
dvg: Parts of Quebec got hit with a lot of snow.
Mar 23, 2019 20:29:10 GMT -5
dvg: These late March snow storms are easier to digest than the mid-May wintry blasts that do so much damage to the trees
Mar 23, 2019 20:33:09 GMT -5
insectivore: Agreed! we got a good 10-12 inches but the warm days are taking care of it!!
Mar 27, 2019 18:04:28 GMT -5
dvg: That was a decent dump of snow!
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:24 GMT -5
dvg: With the days now longer than the nights and the noonday sun rising higher in the sky each day, it won't be long before winter is just an afterthought
Mar 28, 2019 8:53:16 GMT -5
lloyd: The plants wandered out of the garage and zoomed back in before a dump of snow.
Mar 31, 2019 19:21:44 GMT -5
dvg: landscapes draped in snow
Mar 31, 2019 20:39:55 GMT -5
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5