FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss Drosera, Byblis, and Drosophyllum plant care here

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2560
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#410304
According to the growsundews website, you can grow sundews using cheap 4 foot fluorescent lights. Anyone tried this?
Do these lights provide enough brightness and correct color temperature?
http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/sund ... or%20Lowes).

Thank you.
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  4157
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#410326
thepitchergrower wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 7:05 pm According to the growsundews website, you can grow sundews using cheap 4 foot fluorescent lights. Anyone tried this?
Do these lights provide enough brightness and correct color temperature?
http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/sund ... or%20Lowes).

Thank you.
I haven't done this for sundews but that is what I use for my few neps.
thepitchergrower liked this
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2560
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#410331
Panman wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 1:17 am
I haven't done this for sundews but that is what I use for my few neps.
And last I heard, your neps loved cheap lights so much they started flowering. :lol:
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  4157
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#410332
thepitchergrower wrote:And last I heard, your neps loved cheap lights so much they started flowering.
Now my ventrata is also flowering!
thepitchergrower liked this
User avatar
By Shadowtski
Location: 
Posts:  4466
Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#410335
Back before LED lighting was available, 2 tube or 4 tube 4ft fluorescent fixtures were the optimum way to go.
But I believe they have been completely replaced by the current generation of LED lights.
I never used to get color like I routinely see now in my plants.
That's just the 02¢ worth of an old fart.

:)
thepitchergrower, Dan V liked this
User avatar
By Intheswamp
Location: 
Posts:  579
Joined:  Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
#410389
@Shadowtski, are the LED lights that you're referring to the ones specifically built for growing plants or are they the new generation of basic LED shop lights?
By KategoricalKarnivore
Posts:  1755
Joined:  Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:00 pm
#411816
I have used cheap 4’ fluorescent bulbs for years. They work great. I use 6 bulb fixtures about 6” above the plants.
I’ll be trying LED bulbs very soon though as I’m in the process of setting up a new grow room. Hope they work as well as the fluorescent.

Thanks both for your suggestions! Hadn't considere[…]

N. Gantungensis conditions?

Like its closely related Palawan friends, it appre[…]

I picked up this beauty a month ago from an eBay a[…]

Welcome you found a great place.

Carnivorous Plants for Sale!

Well, as far the cephs go, they're all going to be[…]

Most spectacular capensis flower

If the other flowers share this trait, you might h[…]

Man, this is a joke. It really hurts to read. Kill[…]

If there is a distinct petiole without tentacles, […]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!