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    Hello, It's been a while since I posted. I would like to know if the Dewy Pine can be grown outdoors in Temecula, Southern California. I would say my climate is an intermediate between desert and mediteranean. I do get intense sun here with low humidity, but I heard the Dewy Pine has a rep for favoring dryness. On average, it rains about 14 inches here from November-May. Days with 100 degrees F heat and 5% humidity punctuates the summer seasons and in the event of an offshore wind. Here is a chart of my climate for your comments:

    Month High Low Average Humidity (min.-max.)
    January 71.7F (22.1C) 40.3F (4.6C) 52.9F (11.6C)35%88%
    February 68.2F (20.1C) 42.2F (5.6C) 53.0F (11.7C)45%93%
    March 72.7F (22.6C) 45.6F (7.5C) 57.1F (13.9C)45%93%
    April 73.0F (22.8C) 47.6F (8.7C) 58.6F (14.8C)50%95%
    May 79.5F (26.4C) 53.3F (11.8C) 64.3F (17.9C)46%94%
    June 83.4F (28.5C) 56.5F (13.6C) 68.1F (20.1C)44%94%
    July 89.9F (32.2C) 60.2F (15.7C) 72.9F (22.7C)34%90%
    August 91.7F (33.2C) 61.5F (16.4C) 74.3F (23.5C)31%89%
    September 90.3F (32.4C) 58.9F (15.0C) 71.8F (22.1C)31%87%
    October 82.7F (28.2C) 53.0F (11.7C) 64.9F (18.3C)41%91%
    November 75.8F (24.3C) 44.5F (6.9C) 57.3F (14.0C)41%86%
    December 71.3F (21.8C) 38.9F (3.9C) 52.2F (11.2C)44%92%

    An alternative would be to grow them on my windowsill wich gets enough sun for peppers, pitchers, pygmies, and many other cp's. Will this be enough sun for the dewy pine?
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    I have never tried Drosophyllum before. I know they can grow outside in san jose, but i don't know where your town is. BTW, if you ever get seed, send me a plant. i don't want to pay $60 at California Carnivores.
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    If Elgecko doesn't catch this post, ya might want to send him a PM. He has this plant.

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    uglypho, I live in Burbank, CA and grow one drosophyllum outside, underneath the balcony. In the summer, it got sun from 3-7pm and did great. Though, I have the addition of morning fog at times. Other than that, our conditions are very similar. In your case, I would put it in some semi-shade until it gets used to harsher conditions. Mist it every couple of days. I give mine about half a cup of water every week.

    It would probably do fine in your windowsill as well, just make sure to avoid overwatering it
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