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    I was at Lowes the other day and all there CPs were moved to the clearance rack, I had a little extra money so I got the best 3. A cobra lilly, butterwort and pitcher plant. Can I have these out side? And should I remove them from these cube things? Here are some pics. ( I live in Austin, Texas )
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    Hi, I'm just a newb to CPs but I think the cubes look fine.
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    well first of all you might wanna repot the sarracenia and darlingtonia since they have pretty deep roots, you might not wanna move the cobra outside sine they like a bit cooler temps, you could slowly adapt it but I would jsut keep it on a windowsill or something the pitcher plant can definately go outside, the butterwort might like inderect sun but defiantely can og outside
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    What Kirk said. Also, especially if the climate gets hot, make sure the roots of the cobra are always cool by potting it in a light-colored pot and watering it with refridgerated distilled, RO, DI, or rain water from the top. And definitely don't leave them covered in the sun, because that can fry them.

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    Hey Yano, welcome to the forums! Good advice from above me. The butterwort, most likely a P. primuliflora, does very well and probably best sitting in another container, filled with distilled water (~.5-1"), at a window sill.

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    Thanks everyone, I will be heading out to soon to get some new pots. Should I get a those selfwatering pots for the darlingtonia or something else?
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    Self-watering pots? That sounds like a great idea! Where did you see them? Can they be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot or a pet shop?

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    The self watering pots are OK, I had a pitcher plant in one for years, but make sure you keep the resevoir full and top water occassionally.

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