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    Just cause you watered it everyday doesn't mean you kept the roots cool enough. Many people resort to using ice cubes to cool the media.

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    81F is the limit for root/soil temperature for this species. Exceed that and the plant will likely expire. Soil temperatures can be higher than air temperatures since it absorbs more solar radiation.

    If the package sat in the sun or in a hot truck long enough the plant could have cooked. A small pot will heat up completely quicker than a large pot. That includes any water in the media.
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    I meant the air temp. I didn't let the soil temp get above 70 degrees F.

    ---------- Post added at 03:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:36 PM ----------

    Oh well good luck everyone with your cobra's.

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    Mine did nothing for a good 2 months and then threw out 4 new pitchers... all of them small, but it's great seeing signs of life. We'll see if it can survive the central Texas summer. I have it growing in a very large and shallow pot with live sphagnum and I flood it every day. I am out to prove that you can grow one of these guys without obsessing over them.

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    I'm sure you can and will have great luck with growing it there.

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    Baylorguy, even still being in the original pot, I don't even water them daily and they don't sit in a tray. It may be necessary now that it is growing, but before this, they got a drink maybe twice or three times a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Baylorguy, even still being in the original pot, I don't even water them daily and they don't sit in a tray. It may be necessary now that it is growing, but before this, they got a drink maybe twice or three times a week.
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    Interesting. And so far it seems to be doing just fine for you. I think you get even hotter than central Texas! Keep us updated. I am curious to see what our plants look like by the end of summer lol

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