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    My New Giant Pot for Cp's!

    So I just filled up my pot with 50/50 Peat, perlite and I think that I found the spot it will go. However I don't know if the spot is good enough...

    Its on the south western side of my house partially shaded from the screen fence. I tried to put the pot out in full sun completely exposed but the soil temp got up to 120 degrees F! So I put it in this spot where it wouldn't be so exposed in the sun. But I worry it won't be enough sun for healthy growth and good coloration. I will just give it a shot and hope for the best!

    but if you guys have any input it would be much appreciated!

    Here's some pics of the pot,






    Here is some of the plants going in the pot...

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    I've got a plastic half-barrel type pot exactly like yours. It's been a good place to grow sarrs, flytraps and sundews for several years now. 'Looks like you are starting out with nice plants.
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    LOL! that pot is HUGEEE! btw that's the same bag of sand I use for my CPs (washed obviously)

    just an input, I would start by placing the pot in a shadier spot and slowly move it towards more sun perhaps as seasons change. During the summer it does get HOT here in so cal, but also UV light is abundant and bounces and reflects everywhere, especially with the sun position directly above. so I dont think having it in an indirect place will make it get less sun. Then in the winter months u can move the pot more outward to get more light exposure since the sun is more towards the south.
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    I don't use pots that big, I wouldn't be strong enough to carry them.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    Dig a hole and put it in the ground....that should keep it from getting to hot.
    They are slowly and painfully killing you.....did you know that?

    How brainwashed are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    I don't use pots that big, I wouldn't be strong enough to carry them.
    You can easily use pots that heavy if you get a hand cart.

    Also, the larger the pot the more you maintain cooler soil/root temps. IMO there is much less chance of that massive pot heating up than the several smaller ones. Plus, if your peat is wet and evaporating water, this will also keep the plants cool. Was it dry or wet when you measured the temperature? I've got Sarrs in a similar half-barrel-type planter and they haven't skipped a beat for 2 years in full Georgia heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    You can easily use pots that heavy if you get a hand cart.

    Also, the larger the pot the more you maintain cooler soil/root temps. IMO there is much less chance of that massive pot heating up than the several smaller ones. Plus, if your peat is wet and evaporating water, this will also keep the plants cool. Was it dry or wet when you measured the temperature? I've got Sarrs in a similar half-barrel-type planter and they haven't skipped a beat for 2 years in full Georgia heat.
    Not exactly a plus for me considering I grow my plants indoors. Also, a cart cannot defeat stairs.
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    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
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    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    Not exactly a plus for me considering I grow my plants indoors. Also, a cart cannot defeat stairs.
    Well then you need an easy solution... like installing an elevator

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