by Dredd93 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:52 pm
by HeliamphoraWalnut » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm
by Dredd93 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:03 pm
HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:18 Celsius is way too cold
by nimbulan » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:07 pm
by Dredd93 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:47 pm
nimbulan wrote:I've been told they can collapse rapidly below about 16C, so definitely keep an eye on the temps. What's your humidity at?
Keep in mind that bicals a very intolerant of root disturbance so don't repot unless absolutely necessary.
by Benurmanii » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:29 am
Dredd93 wrote:I know it's not ideal but a cheap app that shows me in luxes the amount of light reads: 200 luxes.
by nimbulan » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:48 am
by Dredd93 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:28 am
Benurmanii wrote:Dredd93 wrote:I know it's not ideal but a cheap app that shows me in luxes the amount of light reads: 200 luxes.
Ouch, that is basically nothing. Hopefully it's just that your light meter app is bad, I don't know of anything that can grow in just 200 lux. Either way, I'd look to increase the lighting you have. A good T5HO fixture will provide plenty of light and some warmth, and since lowlanders don't like super bright light, you can keep the T5HO fixture well above the bical, giving it plenty of space to grow.
by Dredd93 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:30 am
nimbulan wrote:That humidity sounds ok, but make sure you don't have any sudden drops. 200 lux sounds like typical indoor ambient light, but phone light meter accuracy can be quite poor and the measurement can be strongly directional. If the plant really is only receiving ambient light, it's going to want a lot more.
by Bluemoon » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:48 pm
by Dredd93 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Bluemoon wrote:You'll definitely want more light than what it's getting right now. T5HO will work fine (I've grown two different bical clones under such lights), though I'm sure T8s would probably work okay as well. In my experience with good light and humidity they can tolerate down to 15C for brief periods but they are certainly not happy in such conditions. The hotter the better - mine did okay around 25C and only started thriving above 30F. 50-70% humidity is okay, try to boost it if possible. I think the main reasons it is not happy are likely insufficient light and possibly temperatures.
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