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    Growing Pygmys outside

    Did a search, and didn't find anything. I grow my pygmies inside under lights. They do fantastic, but do not get a dormancy, nor produce gemmae.

    I'm wondering about putting them outside. Our summers are hot, and dry. Usually 90-100F, with very low humidity. It's a desert climate. So I think doing so would make them go dormant. Then in the fall, when they wake up I'd get some gemmae, and then put them inside under lights again and kept wet.

    Would this work? Or should I just keep them inside..? I could just put a few out as to see how it goes, but thought I'd see if anyone else has experience.

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    i think they would be fine as long as they dont dry out...im going to try my pygmies outside this year...

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    I've read you're just supposed to water them less often and move the lights closer to the plants... after they dry out, then keep doing what you're doing now but slightly cooler and more moist... but if you have the right climate, why not?
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    Hi guys,
    You will be surprised with the results and to see how well they grow compared to the inside under lights growing. RH is not an issue...they don't care as long as your soil stay moist. Your problem will be the high temps in summer. You will need some shade of some sort and bigger pots so the soil will stay cold in sun. If you have a location where they will get East sun only you can start with that. It depends a lot on the species if they will try to go dormant or not. Growing under lights is helpful in the first month but after that i see no reason keeping them there especially if you have the climate and space. What are you trying to grow?
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    Yup! Pygmies outdoors! Makes sense!
    I Googled it!



    Outdoors is the place to be!

    Good Going!

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    That's exactly what i grow! ....good one!
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    Wow they do indeed seem to grow well outside lol.

    Thanks for the replies. Less see...badgerup, ommissa x nitudula, roseana are what I would try. My pots aren't very big though, about 4 inchs high by 4 wide. Should I keep them wet still, or let them dry out?

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