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    Hi guys and gals, I have a question about my sarracenias,
    (purple pitcher and a hooded pitcher) can they grow as well outside in my backyard that gets about 8 to 9 hours of direct sun light with temps as high as 78 degrees and as low as 48 degrees in 6'' pots that sit on a 17'' saucer. What can I do about humidite,during the day time..Will the tips and plants burn if I have them in direct sunlight without shade? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Sounds like they'd do just fine. They love the sun - the more the better. Just keep the pots sitting in water and they should grow very well, with excellent color development.

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    I don't have the same sarrs (leucophylla, catesbai) but I have some similar conditions outside. I get about 40 - 80 degrees, 5 hours of direct sun. For me I've noticed that the tips will brown after 5 or so hours despite keeping a full water tray. Just remember to acclimate them very slowly, and you'll find out their threshold in a few months or so. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Showbiz,

    I see that you live in San Francisco. Your CPs will love it outside (except for tender tropical ones). When I lived in the sunset district and later in Berkeley, I grew all of my plants outside. I also was able to use tap water. Now that SF is replacing chlorine with chloramine in fall 2003, I would look into this a bit more closely. Certainly fish, reptile and amphibian owners, dialysis facilities, and businesses using or requiring highly treated water are not happy with this conversion.

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    Thanks everyone for the great info, I have one more question about have them out side, if I mist them here and there will that cut down on the tips turning brown? Thanks for all the help..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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