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    it's been a while since i've grown carnivorous plants so i just wanted to see if anyone has got any suggestions so that i will have a vibrant plant again. i got one from walmart and i repotted it in some peat moss in a bigger pot- just because it's so hot down here in the summer. i'm hoping it will act kind of like a heat absorber and keep the plant and soil from drying out.

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    its sounds pretty good...i got one of them from walmart too. light is the ONLY thing i have trouble with...out doors the sun is too bright and the leaves burn...i dont know what indoors on a very sunny window without any ill effects...yet. i do not know if the red in it will stay.
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    Hello fellow Texan!!

    I grow CP's here also (I'm in Duncanville) and VFT's and Sarra's love it here outside year round. Don't worry about humidity or heat. Just keep the soil wet and try not to give them full sun. I grow mine under trees so they get about 4 hours or direct sun and filtered light the rest of the time.

    PS : Nice car! I Like those, but I only have Mazda RX7's. I drive all over Dallas/midcities for work so maybie I'll see ya 'round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ Mar. 26 2006,12:45)]Hello fellow Texan!!

    I grow CP's here also (I'm in Duncanville) and VFT's and Sarra's love it here outside year round. Don't worry about humidity or heat. Just keep the soil wet and try not to give them full sun. I grow mine under trees so they get about 4 hours or direct sun and filtered light the rest of the time.

    PS : Nice car! I Like those, but I only have Mazda RX7's. I drive all over Dallas/midcities for work so maybie I'll see ya 'round.
    awesome! thanks! you can't miss me... big round funny looking car named pookie. just got GIAC'd recently, so i've been craving to let loose... just me, pookie, and the road. if i had money, i would consider an RX-8 as the family car. (currently the beetle is. other cars are a celica with no back seat and a miata)

    thanks for the advice too!

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    Cool, what happened to the back seat in the Celica?
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    it's a late model convertible... not sure exactly why he took it out (hubby's car he's had since long before i met him). but even if it was still in there, it would be flood damaged. and besides, there's no carpeting or anything either and the exhaust is WAY too loud for me to want to put a baby in it.

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    I have mine in direct Florida sun all day long . I think you need to slowly adjust them to direct sun light. I have Sarrs, VFT's and Sundews. They seem to love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (bugfreak @ Mar. 26 2006,11:12)]it's a late model convertible... not sure exactly why he took it out (hubby's car he's had since long before i met him). but even if it was still in there, it would be flood damaged. and besides, there's no carpeting or anything either and the exhaust is WAY too loud for me to want to put a baby in it.
    So what all are you growing so far? If you want any plants let me know, I might have a few extra.

    Haha my car is prolly something you would want to stay away from. It is crazy loud, it would wake up your baby from a mile away LOL. My neighbors hate me.

    If you ever see a red RX7 with just one seat, black rims, and a black hood, wave or honk or something. I'll keep an eye out for Pookie
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