Okay, for starters I don't know where you get off giving me your snotty little attitude, but I am not the one to put up with it. Understand? If you think I am, I can provide a few links to some really good reading material that would prove I won't put up with anyone's attitude. With that said I'm going to try and regress and to be helpful, but we'll see where it goes.
First off you need to stop ignoring people when they ask for a location. We cannot give you solid advice unless we have a better understanding of your environment. You saying it's 80 (35°C) something degrees doesn't help us help you. Plain and simple. Nobody wants your address, a general location is pretty much necessary though. Here's an example to make it understandable for you.
I am from Northeast Ohio. This tells anybody with a brain that my climate is one of the worst as far as extremes. In winter we can get as cold as -20°F (-28°C) with -30°F (-34°C) wind chills. The worst I seen was negative 60°F (-52°C) wind chill factors. Oh, now let's talk about summer, that's always fun around August when it's over 100°F (38°C), with usually averaging 30 days a year above that. Wait, did I just type that, that can't be right, because you said
Diamond Mirror wrote:I don't think you know how to care for them in hot climates.
Let me fix this above statement you made for you to what it should've read
Diamond Mirror wrote:I don't think
. This is what you're thinking gets you. In case you're having trouble following what I'm saying, I'll make it plain and simple for you. You are WRONG, INCORRECT. I do know a little something about hot weather and cold weather as well. Not to mention the fact I mentor a vey good friend who grows VFT'S in the Arizona desert.
Now for the next issue from your post.
Diamond Mirror wrote:Your reply was not helpful.
A)That's funny, because I'm one of the most helpful people here. I've proven that in my 2 and a half year tenure here on this forum with over 1400 posts and my 490 thank yous in 346 posts. How many posts and thank yous do you have? What 15 posts and one thank you. I'm also a pretty high official in the conservation end of the CP community. What are you doing to help the community? Disrespecting productive, kind members like myself. Guess who just made the top of my shat list? You deserve an attaboy for that because that's a long list and a tough climb to get too the top. But you managed.
Diamond Mirror wrote:
PitBulMom wrote:It would help if you would tell us where you live, but...Hi and thanks for your reply. I just need to ask, Is there a way to let it receive direct sunlight for the whole day without heating up the water of the tray? I have been thinking about placing ice cubes but for sure it won't last for 5 minutes in the hot weather.
Mine are outside all day 12+ hours right now, they get direct sunlight for more than 6 hrs and shaded light for another 6. They are loving it right now. I live in Southern Utah, it can get quite hot here, and they are all in water trays, I have had no problems. Now when we start hitting 105F they will be under a huge tree that shades our yard through the hottest part of the day. Sunlight will still get through, but not to the intensity that it is now.
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B) PBM gave you basically the same advice I did, and you thanked her, but yet mine was unhelpful
Maybe you should retire back to your forum that you started on VFT care. You know the one with zero members and no threads and an absolutely clueless admin. Maybe they can tell you about temps. It seems to me if you're asking questions like this, you don't need to lead anyone. I wouldn't even trust you to lead a dog, let alone a group of beginners trying to learn. I feel bad for anyone who takes advice from you. Maybe you should just refer all of your members to me, and I'll not be helpful by getting them going in the right direction. Especially since you don't have enough common sense to not put pots on blacktop.
Diamond Mirror wrote:I noticed its not necessary when I put the pot on soil instead of black concrete.
Here's a science lesson for you black attracts heat, so putting your pots on black asphalt on a summers day is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. I'm an active member of the car community, so I've seen some seriously dumb stuff. But you take the cake! Kudos for that.
Here's a pic of one of my pots growing in hot weather here last summer, you know when it was over 38°C. This was acquired as a starter plant from FTS spring of 16, and I've never propagated a VFT. I jyst give them good conditions and watch them grow and divide and fill up 6" (15cm) pots. You can't even get one to grow right, let alone fill up a big pot. But what do I know?
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