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    Every time I put my vft in direct sunlight to try and make it have a deep red color the water tray heats up , the soil heats up , the plant starts drying , the water evaporates , and the plant doe'nt even get red . I shaded it put the same thing happened , I put it with a humidifier , and I even put ice in the water tray but whatever I do , the plant dries .

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    Have you tried refilling the water tray? That just might do the trick...

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    Ya , I always keep the water tray filled with water .

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    How does it dry out then???

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    The water drys out because the heat is making it .

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    Where do you live, sir? What kind of temperatures are we talking about?

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    Southern California , in canoga park .

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    Part of the problem could be in the pot size: smaller pots tend to heat up quicker than larger pots. As for the color of the traps, some varieties will not turn red no mtter how much sun you give them. It depends on which form you have. You could also try a larger tray, a lighter colored tray, and a lighter colored pot (white). There may be other issues affecting your plant: be sure your water is rain or distilled only.

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