The Hot Summer Sun

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The Hot Summer Sun

by italo.americano » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:41 pm

Hi Everyone!

Since it is the dead of summer most of you, like myself, are experiencing temperatures close to 100 degrees or more during the day. As we all know, it is okay to leave Dionaea outside during the day in-order to satisfy their need for full sun. If you are doing this, please make sure that you are watering daily from above. I do not like to use the tray method because water in a tray does not last very long on a hot summer's day.
Although my plants are doing okay during the middle of the day when temperatures reach close to 100, I have found it very helpful to move them to a shady location between 12 and 3 PM. This reduces the hot summer sun wilting them and also allows them to dry out much slower. I have found that 3 hours less of direct sun has not had no adverse effects on my plants.
Also, if you have a small plant or have just transplanted I would strongly suggest avoiding
the midday sun.

I hope this helps and I'm sure that there are varying opinions on the subject,

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by dionaea muscipula » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:45 pm

thanks i really appreciate your advise and help
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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by italo.americano » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:54 pm

Hi dionaea muscipula,

You're welcomed!

Any time that you have a question, please feel free to post.

Giovanni

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by Siannuro » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:47 pm

italo.americano wrote:Hi Everyone!

Since it is the dead of summer most of you, like myself, are experiencing temperatures close to 100 degrees or more during the day. As we all know, it is okay to leave Dionaea outside during the day in-order to satisfy their need for full sun. If you are doing this, please make sure that you are watering daily from above. I do not like to use the tray method because water in a tray does not last very long on a hot summer's day.
Although my plants are doing okay during the middle of the day when temperatures reach close to 100, I have found it very helpful to move them to a shady location between 12 and 3 PM. This reduces the hot summer sun wilting them and also allows them to dry out much slower. I have found that 3 hours less of direct sun has not had no adverse effects on my plants.
Also, if you have a small plant or have just transplanted I would strongly suggest avoiding
the midday sun.

I hope this helps and I'm sure that there are varying opinions on the subject,

Giovanni

That's exactly what I've been doing. The temperature here is 105° at noon, so I put them in the shade at 11am. I am doing the tray method though. I'm going to stop now because I don't want the water to boil the roots (unless it has already happened :( hopefully not). Cooked root = fungal infection = death XP

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by italo.americano » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi Siannuro,

Thank you for mentioning that water can boil the roots of your plants.
You make a very good point that I didn't even think about. Definitely not a good idea to use the tray method in 100 degree heat.

Giovanni

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by hackerberry » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:31 pm

I wish we also get that much heat in mid day. That would be awesome for my Lowland Neps.

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by Redneck_Angel » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:19 am

That's why you gotta move out of Cowtown HB. Here in Vic it's sunny and between 30-35 celcius most days :D
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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by Adam » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:31 am

Thanks for the reminder!
Is your VFT experiencing these conditions?

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by hackerberry » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:11 pm

I know G! Someday.....hehe

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Re: The Hot Summer Sun

by KruperTrooper » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:35 pm

You could also get a spray bottle and mist them, it will keep the leaves from wilting if I remember correctly.


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