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By Wolfcub258
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Joined:  Wed Jan 03, 2024 7:12 pm
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I have like 15 flytraps and a growing collection of sundews… and last year I had a hard time finding somewhere to put these things! Where do you store your plants? I have mine in the greenhouse right now but that’ll only work until the other plants go in because half are watered with tap water and misted daily and I can’t have tap water end up in the carnivorous pots.
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By MikeB
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My plants are outside, under the open sky. Is this possible at your location?
By Wolfcub258
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#452525
It can be… I just need somewhere to put them outside. I have two dogs so I can’t just put them low to the ground anywhere and I don’t have any tables or anything to put them on outside or have room to buy a table
By Ghostlykahn
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Wolfcub258 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:39 pm I have like 15 flytraps and a growing collection of sundews… and last year I had a hard time finding somewhere to put these things! Where do you store your plants? I have mine in the greenhouse right now but that’ll only work until the other plants go in because half are watered with tap water and misted daily and I can’t have tap water end up in the carnivorous pots.
I’m thinking about getting a greenhouse for mine… then again I’m not sure where I’m putting the greenhouse but I’ll figure it out I guess
By cpgrower126
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I simply just have two big plastic trays I found in the recycling. I place them on a table in my backyard, and have all my flytraps, sarrs, and some sundews in the trays.
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By Panman
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By Hedonista
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@Panman I’m trying to snoop in your pots to see what you are keeping where. Are there seedlings outdoors? If so, which ones, and do you do anything to protect them?
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By Panman
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Hedonista wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:02 pm @Panman I’m trying to snoop in your pots to see what you are keeping where. Are there seedlings outdoors? If so, which ones, and do you do anything to protect them?
Mostly sarracenia species and named cultivars with a few cool looking crosses in there. Then there are an assortment of typical flytraps and some cultivars. Then there are the temperate sundews with a couple of warm temperate pings thrown in for good measure. Oh, then there are the couple of neps that I moved outside.

My intentional seedlings stay indoors for a year or two because I am too careless to keep them watered in the Georgia heat. There are bunches of volunteer sarr, drosera, and flytrap seedlings that overwinter outside. For the most part the mature plants all stay outside all winter. The only protection I give them is that I cluster the pots tightly together. This winter I will probably stack the pallets around them to give them some protection from the wind. Some of my fussier flytrap cultivars will come inside for the winter.
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By Hedonista
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Thanks for the info, that’s very helpful. I’ve been wondering what to do with seedlings, a couple temperate pings, and a U. longifolia for the summer. I put the pings, utric, and some of the crappier looking pots of seedlings outdoors. We’ve been getting tons of rain, and the drosera seedlings are mainly dead. The utric seems fine. The pings are ok but may be getting overwatered as the lowermost leaves are getting brown and icky.
It’s so nice to actually see photos of someone’s set-up. I’m a very visual person, so it helps a ton!
By tommyr
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Mine are on my roofed back patio deck on a 4 foot folding table on the south edge. They get at least 7-8 hours of Sun this time of year. In mid October they go into zip lock bags then in a fridge until the beginning of February. Been doing that for 16 years now.
By schmeg
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I use a cheap rolling utility cart with plastic drawers. I take out the drawers, but use two with drainage holes to hold pots on the top of the cart.

The plants are in the bright sun all day, but if I'm home when a nice Midwestern hail storm/tornado is blowing through, I can easily roll the cart to a safer place.
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