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By Brandon J
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Joined:  Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:41 am
#383114
So I live in an extremely hot and dry environment and have been trying to grow some CP's for about half a year now. However I think I'm having trouble with the temperature when it comes to the my Crested Petioles and Dentate Traps VFT's. Right now its 101°f outside. I have them in full south facing sun behind a 45% shade cloth. Also have them in a water tray. Any other pointers to help keep them alive and well throughout the summer?
By VFTnPups
Posts:  32
Joined:  Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:08 pm
#383115
Large and tall white plastic or styrofoam pots help to keep your roots from overheating. I would also recommend white plastic water trays. Don’t use any dark colored pots or trays that would absorb heat.
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By Brandon J
Posts:  6
Joined:  Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:41 am
#383152
This is what I came up with for pot insulation. Its a pot with in another put with polyurethane pipe insulation to insulate. Think this will be safe for the plants?
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