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    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
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    What I do exactly is place new plants in a location which recieves early morning and late evening sun for a week before giving them all day sun. This always seems to be enough of an adjustment period for the plants.


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    Late afternoon and morning sun is what I use to harden off my plants in the spring. Providing broken sunlight is also an option. I've found with a little care most CP can accept such outdoor cultivation in my area. After a couple of weeks the plants get their protective coloration, and then they can take whatever sunlight is available - again, provided there is ample humidity. This was my best season ever with Dionaea. I put all the pots into an open 50 gallon aquarium, and gave them full sun. Man are they looking good! The aquarium is to keep the wasps at bay, and for the first time in 2 years I actually have a lot of open traps!
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    Temperature IS something to consider. It is part of the whole picture. Great Gestaldt! What I typically do, and this is for all CP's, is put them in my screened in porch area, where it receives outside air and temperature fluctuations. It is east-facing and gets morning and late evening light that is filtered through trees. They stay covered for a few days and depending upon how they have responded - or reacted - I will take off the cover. If all goes well, they are move to the front of the dwelling in a couple days, where it gets western exposure. Seems to work well. Don't tell anyone but I have D. adelae plantlets in full in this set up - but off to the side a bit, so it doesn't get as much sun.

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    My Brazilian buddy grows his D. adelae outside in full tropical sun. They look like chocolate with red drops on them. He has the humidity going for him there. Yes, you are right, it is a gestalt of conditions, all of which impact on each other with CP in general. The art of growing is discerning the optimal balance and then providing and maintaining it.
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