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I am looking into getting a greenhouse for my nepenthes and sundews, particularly this:

Since I live in Seattle, the sunlight is not especially scorching. The greenhouse would get direct sunlight from 10:00-2:00. Do I need any shade cloth on it, given that the light gets dappled by the twinwall glass? If so, what percentage of shade cloth? Thank you—

Hi Logan,

Just based on what I've seen with our greenhouses, an that yours is small, I would say no.  However, you may need to watch your plants and see how it goes.  Your sunny period is fairly short, so as long as you ventilate to keep the greenhouse from getting too hot, it should be fine.  If you find you're having any burn problems, a 40% shade cloth will do the job well.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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