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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    I've got the same glass doors with southern exposure. My Heli and a few other things took a beating outside.


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    That's a beautiful plant, Steve, but when, oh when, are you going to stop turning everyone's world upside down? Ever since I saw the way you grow your neps I have been growing many of mine "all naked" (i.e.: exposed, sans glassy apparel) and I've been really pleased with the results. You were right. Now you are doing it with helis! Where will it end?

    But seriously, when you say your plants took a beating outside, do you mean from storms? I've noticed your area has gotten really pounded quite a few times since spring. It's like you have a bull's eye painted on the green.

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    Thanks for the comments.
    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I've got the same glass doors with southern exposure. My Heli and a few other things took a beating outside.

    Scott,
    I do not think you are supposed to use a magnifying glass to try to intensify the sunlight for your plants.

    I would think growing a heli outside would not be good for it.
    I just fried a new one I got because the tank got hotter then I thought it did. It hit 88-89 degrees. I thought the old withering pitchers was from the shock of shipping, and small root mass to support the growth. Then when the nice green growth point started to brown, I knew I had serious trouble.
    I should have placed it on the windowsill with this plant... oh well, live and learn.


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    I had it on the window sill, but not on my version of a "magic widow". It did fine... although I couldn't get much color... not like Butch, et al. So I tried in in a Sterilite container, in the bog next door. The temps were cool but the critters were mean to it and the other plants. So I put the survivors on the porch, which is like yours. The birds continued to get into the pots. So today I moved the Heli and the U. alpina tp the grow rack. They look horrible. Hopefully, Photobucket won't change the pictures on me!

    MIA Hummer

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