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    Is there such a thing as giving your VFTs too much (direct) sun? If so, what are the consequences? Just curious [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    yes, but still provide plentey of light, give them what i call "bright shade" which is shade but is warm, if you give it too much light it could burn it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    There is such a thing as "too much, too fast". All my VFT's are in full sun all season here in upstate NY. If they are hardened off to full sun slowly in the spring over a couple of weeks, I think they can take direct sun without any problem anywhere the humidity is 40% or above.
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    I grow my VFT's outside in direct sunlight all summer long. As long as you're plants are adjusted to the sunlight it would not be a problem.


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    My largest and best looking VFTs are growing in an outside artificial bog in full sun. I also grow VFTs in full sun in 4-inch plastic pots. The main problem is that the soil in the pots can get very hot, however I have never had any plants cook. If I lived in areas here the air temp gets into the 100s F, I think partial shade during the hottest part of the day would be in order. Leo Song grew his CPs, including VFTs, in an outdoor lath house in southern California.

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    Expanding on what Tamlin and Elgecko said, it is unwise to take a plant that is stressed out and / or growing on a window sill and then thrust it outside. By the same token you don't take a VFT that was residing on a window sill at 70 degrees and slap it into a 40 degree fridge. Things need to be much more gradual, in both directions.

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    What would happen if the light changes weren't gradual? And how long should the process take?

    I'm not so worried about temperature, but I recently moved my VFTs from an outside shady spot because they were showing signs of not getting enough light (long droopy leaves) to a different outside spot that got a lot more direct sun all day. It was kinda cloudy the next two days, which would help the gradual process, but the 3rd day and following days were bright.

    Anyway, I suppose the damage (if any) is already done, but for next time...

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    youd get a brown flytrap real fast [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Take their word for granted, dont thrust them out in full sun real fast

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