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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dvg: Spring is sprung at 3:58pm local time today!
Mar 20, 2019 10:45:39 GMT -5
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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
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