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    fc3srx713b, how do you deal with temps when they get to high? Or rather, what (if anything) do you use to protect your neps on very sunny days? I'm just a few minutes from the coast, so growing lots of things works out pretty swell, but my biggest problem with neps outside is leaf burn.

    I haven't been growing neps outsit for too long so I'm still tweaking things, seeing how much I can get some to acclimate, so how much beating and absolute abuse some will withstand (ok, so that makes it sound a little harsh...) I suppose in spring that I'll probably try to acclimate some of them to grow outside- THEN I'd be set. >:- )
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    well est,
    i can tell you that i have them all under shade cloth. what you should do is notice the path of the sun and try to place you nepenthes where its open so that they get full morinig sun and full afternoon sun. the shade cloth will do the filtering. the condo where i live at is facing west. so the table that i have on the balcony is on the southern most part. so the plants dont really get mornig sun, only noon and afternoon sun. so all my plants get that dreaded noon sun! so on thoes hot summer days that reach about 90-100 i mist, mist, mist. also try putting out trays filled up with water.
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    Santos,

    Good topic about outdoor growing conditions. Especially growing next to cacti!! I grow my neps next to cacti but my conditions aren't like Texas! I've found that the Santa Ana winds that drop humidity almost to single digits doesn't seem to effect my Neps as long as the soil / moss is kept moist. In fact, I ran out of R/O water and had to use hose water to keep up with the watering from all of the Santa Ana's last week. My Neps in winter haven't had frost levels but they have gotten into the upper 30's and easily low 40's without too many problems. Just some leaf deformities and leaf curl for the intermediates I grow outdoors. So your plants ought to do well for you during winter Santos. They will slow down greatly. You can check out my site for what species / highlanders stress the most during winters.

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    thanks joel for the comment. yesterday we got here in long beach about some 70% throughout the day and 95% at night. we also got some drizzle which help my nepenthes out! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (NepsAroundTheHouse @ Nov. 26 2005,9:36)]Santos,

    Good topic about outdoor growing conditions. Especially growing next to cacti!! I grow my neps next to cacti but my conditions aren't like Texas! I've found that the Santa Ana winds that drop humidity almost to single digits doesn't seem to effect my Neps as long as the soil / moss is kept moist. In fact, I ran out of R/O water and had to use hose water to keep up with the watering from all of the Santa Ana's last week. My Neps in winter haven't had frost levels but they have gotten into the upper 30's and easily low 40's without too many problems. Just some leaf deformities and leaf curl for the intermediates I grow outdoors. So your plants ought to do well for you during winter Santos. They will slow down greatly. You can check out my site for what species / highlanders stress the most during winters.

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    You must also take into consideration you folks get a whole lot of sunlight there as well. Nepenthes don't mind if it gets quite cold at night just as long as they havea nice warm and SUNNY day. That gets their metabolism going and evens out the changes that occue from night and day time.

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    i just recorded today the tem. @ 44F, thats sorta cold for long beach
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    Dustin made a really important point. Warm and sunny. Our bicalcaratas, sumatranas, raffs, amps, hookeriana, Vikings all take nights down into the low fifties F (like last week), the days are bright, up to 92 F and humidity at 80 percent +. Eyeglasses fog over when you step through the door. So far, have not used a heater at night this season.

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