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By sundewd
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#376518
I think my climate might be great for them as long as I can get them through the hottest part of the summer (zone8b, summer will have a period at least around 100F, possible peaks around 110, very mild winter, and nightly temp drops). I made up this two pot system with different media sections to try and create an insulating and evaporative cooling effect. Hopefully it works!

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By tracieh
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To cool the roots down on the really hot days people use distilled ice cubes and lay them on top the surface. I have no experience in the fancy pots. I have some plants but are indoors under lights at the moment- they will be heading outdoors soon for the first time. I just make sure to add cool water at night.
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By sundewd
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I might be willing to try that on the single hottest day but my goal is to not have to micromanage it and just let it grow so I can keep expanding my plant collection. That's why I ultimately settled on that outer pot for it because it has a plug I can insert and remove, and the whole thing is easy to move. If reallly necessary I could bring it in for those days, but possibly just moving it to the shade could help is what I'm thinking. Another option I've considered is wrapping a space blanket around it :lol: .
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