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i was wonder ong how to keep my pengincula grandiflora shaded in full sun, it is growing with my other carnivorous plants in full sun and the leaves are starting to fold/curl.

You can simply shelter your plant behind the taller pots and such.  Though, at this time of the year, it's not necessary to shelter them completely.  At our nursery, we have them growing in full sun.  That's how they get their bronze tinge.  If the leaves are curling, make sure the water tray is always filled.  The soil should never be allowed to dry out.  

If you need further assistance, please write back and include your specific growing conditions.  A photograph may also be helpful.

Good growing!
Jacob Farin

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