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By LotharZogg
#338434
Hi everyone,

I purchased a few water trays (black, plastic oil pans) for my Sarracenia recently and noticed during the day the water gets fairly warm (for obvious reasons). Is there a water temperature that is too warm/hot for these plants? I'm assuming others have experienced this at some point as well. Is there any way to mitigate this?
By optique
#338440
In ground bog garden will help with temps in summer and winter, but mine are in pots and get hot too. But i went with clear treys, darker the color the more light it absorbs.
By camsdad66
#338456
Yes, the black trays can heat the water up substantially. I live in the South, and we have very hot summers here to say the least. I have cooked a few of my plants from the roots getting too hot as a result of sitting in an inch or so of semi-boiling water! I recommend clear or white colored trays if possible.

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By yardleyq1987
#338457
Black trays as well with warm water when hot. No significant issues that I’ve noticed, but I do water my Regia with refrigerated rain waiter.


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