Hi: I have a nice collection going of Dionea, Drosera, Pinguicula, and Utricularias. They are all in 3 inch pots.
I was planning on growing these on my front porch. However, it gets SW sun and gets very warm sitting on the concrete porch. In fact I just pulled them in because the pots feel too warm--all are in sand/peat mixture that seems to warm up quite a bit!
I have another choice. I can use a large self watering rectangular planter. I'd put a layer of peat and sand in it to wick water out of the 4 gallon water reservoir. The pots would then be sunk up to their rims. Obviously, I'll still check them frequently and water as necessary. It would sit on the SE side of my back porch.
One advantage would be it that it already has a chicken wire cage over it to keep squirrels out.
People: My head is swimming from reading so MANY different care instructions. I am seeking a good growing site in my tiny garden.
Somehow, I don't think these plants can take that sw corner.
I have a choice of SE or SW outside. Alternatively, I am starting to think I might be better off moving everything inside under cool white shoplites. Which one would you make and why?