I admit I dont understand the California sun and heat..
(I also admit that in this case, I havent been considering sun PLUS heat!
I have been talking about sun only..yes, extreme heat is obviously bad..
but still, I also believe they can deal with that too..)
there is plenty of evidence of CP's thriving in southern california!
so its a known fact the plants can handle it ..
as long as they have plenty of water (deep trays!) they can handle the California sun just fine..
In Spintix's case, its probably not a bad thing to move them where they get less sun..
especially during the hottest days of summer..
the only point im trying to make is that its probably also not strictly necessary..
if in doubt (even in California) I would still say "the more sun the better"
also in Spintix's case, im not really saying he shouldnt move them!
im just saying "pick a spot and stick with it!"
as long as they get *enough* sun, its fine..
I would define "enough" as at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sun a day..
and more is better..
if some protection needs to be made for extereme heat..
well, thats really a seperate concern from the amount of sun alone..
actually, that should be: "pick the BEST spot and stick with it!"
for most people "best spot" means "the most sun..period"
but thats not always going to be true..especially in extreme climates..
in this case, if "best spot" means less sun, in the interest of less heat..then ok then..
as long as its still a good amount of direct sun..
and thats also seperate from the whole "acclimate slowly, or not" discussion..