Tray Water Temperature

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Tray Water Temperature

by LotharZogg » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:32 am

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?

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Re: Tray Water Temperature

by optique » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:02 am

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.

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Re: Tray Water Temperature

by camsdad66 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:12 am

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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Re: Tray Water Temperature

by yardleyq1987 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:12 am

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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Re: Tray Water Temperature

by Fieldofscreams » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:48 pm

I would recommend not using anything dark colored.

I strictly use white for everything.
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