Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 23:21:44 +0100 From: "Paul Murphy" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg2484$foo@default> Subject: How hot is too hot for CP's???
Hi Amy and all, In my experience of growing many different sorts of
plants, if a plant is put behind glass and the temperature
exceeds 85f and is in direct sun, then the plant foliage is most
likely to become scorched, glass in my opinion can tend to have
a magnifying effect of the suns rays, if not the glass then the
sticky droplets on a drosera certainly will. If this does
happen (and you can monitor the temperature with a
maximum/minimum thermometer) the plant can sometimes be saved by
removing it from the direct sunlight/heat and spray the foliage
regularly with water, it is important not to spray the plant in
strong direct sunlight as this can add to the problem of
scorching. If the plant is not in direct sunlight, but the
temperature is still a problem, then I agree with Philip
Semanchuk, and that is that the humidity needs to be higher.
Although some CP's do sometimes grow naturally in high
temperature conditions, remember that they are outdoors and not
behind glass. (hope I spelt your name right Philip).
-----Regards, Paul Murphy. email@example.com
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