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  Using shade cloth to protect anthuriums and philos
From: Bill Weaver <theplantgeek at gmail.com> on 2018.06.30 at 19:34:57(23850)
Look for "Aluminet" it is a shade cloth that doesn't heat up in the sunlight like the usual stuff

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, Rosalind Gold wrote:
> Friends:
> I live in an apartment in Los Angeles, and grow my aroids indoors, because the only outdoor growing area I have - a patio balcony - gets about 4 - 5 hours of direct sunlight - and it can get quite hot in the summer.
> After February's IAS show (and with September's coming up), I've pretty much run out of indoor space with indirect light in the apartment. I was thinking of covering an area of my patio with shade cloth, and moving some of my aroids outdoors. I'm wondering if this would be feasible for the following aroids, and if so, what percent should the shadecloth be:
> Anthurium hybrids (like the kind Silver Krome Gardens features - such as 'Giant Chocolate' or 'Rainbow Champion'
> Philodendron 'Pink Princess'
> Philodendron domesticum
> I'm not look to grow my plants perfectly, and I realize I don't have the best humidity for them - nonetheless, it would be nice to grow them outdoors without them getting scorched.
> Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
> -Roz, in Los Angeles
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From: Rosalind Gold <rozgold at pacbell.net> on 2018.07.01 at 11:22:48(23851)
Bill:

thanks for your suggestion - I will definitely check it out.

Good growing!

-Rosalind

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