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    Growing CPs without humidity dome?

    I'm curious to learn which carnivorous plants can survive without a humidity dome in northern California. Does anyone know a few from memory that could survive here that way?

    I'm currently growing venus flytraps in terrariums but could they survive without their domes here? (zone 9a/10a, northern California). I'm also interested in growing other CPs, like sarracenia, but they'd have to be grown outside. How can I tell which carnivorous plants could survive outside or without a humidity dome in this climate?

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    Very few plants are unhappy in areas of lower humidity. Even if you need to boost the humidity, you don't want to go anywhere near those domes. Stagnant air = a breeding ground for fungus and rot. They don't call them death domes for nothing.

    I would have thought you would be fine growing anything outdoors in Northern CA. Darlingtonia is native to N California / Oregon!

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    i live in Socal and i grow my dinaea outside with no problem......and here it's realy dry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kefka666 View Post
    I'm curious to learn which carnivorous plants can survive without a humidity dome in northern California. Does anyone know a few from memory that could survive here that way?
    Pretty much all of them; especially in Nothern California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    especially in Southern California.
    And northern California (that's where Kefka666 indicated he/she is from) near the coast where it doesn't freeze. You can put pretty much any common temperate CP (Dionaea, Sarracenia, Drosera) outside year round there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmlr38 View Post
    And northern California (that's where Kefka666 indicated he/she is from)
    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out.

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    You bet!

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    You do not need a humidity dome for venus fly traps. I don't know where the idea ever came from. I grow my dionaea and sarracenia in Phoenix, AZ in open pots under fluorescent lights and they grow just fine. The humidity level is 10% right now. I just water my plants every few days and mist them with a spray bottle every other day for the heck of it. They're thriving.

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