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    Anyone brave enough to put Mexican pings outside?

    I have had bad luck or skill doing this. They either get drowned by a signiicant rain storm and rot to death or shrivel into nothingness. Can anyone suggest a way to safely keep them outside for the growing season?

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    How about putting them underneath an awning? They won't get drowned by the rain or burned by the sun.
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    P. (Yucca Do 1713)


    P. primuliflora, its flower has since opened completely.


    both are outside in a 3 gallon circulating mini bog, they receive full sun from about 10AM - 6PM and they're both doing quite good compared to when they were in their own pots outside. they are sort of under the edge of the roof where the bog wont get rained on but still receives full sun, and i dont top water.

    i wasnt brave, i just didnt know better but it turned out ok for me so far. weather hasnt hit its extreme highs yet, but i imaging they wont do so great then.

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    a couple of mine lived on the back step last summer......they were shaded from about 11:30 to 1:30 or 2 and other than that they were in full sun........course i didnt have to worry bout a rain storm drowning them but they took 100-110* air temps every day for 5 days sitting on the cement step in their tray in black pots in 5-10% humidity.......the heat never phased them.....one was P. gigantea, the others were hybrids i believe.......however my D. binatas fried down to the roots and didnt come back till the fall.........
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    I put a agnata, moranensis G, potosiensis, esseriana, and a handfull of unknowns in my bog. I cant really say how they are going to do long term but they all have really good color and a couple of them are blooming. I put them beside a claw foot bathtub that is heated and used as a turtle pond, i figure the thermal mass will keep the pings a little warmer in the winter. they have only been out side for a few mnths so far. I give them a 50/50 chance of surviving.

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    I like the awning approach... just don't have one in this apartment. I'll have to come up with an artificial sun and rain block.

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    I bought me a cheap coldframe that I am keeping my macroceras and grandiflora pings in to keep the stinking birds,treerats, and heavy rain from trashing them. I do have quite a few Mexican ping plantlets I may take out and try out there and see how they do.
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    the man on here who sent my sethos to me awhile ago grew all of his stuff outside. as long as the pot has good drainage (since mexican pings are best in soil with great drainage, I.E peat.perlite.vemiculite)outside should be no problem.

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