- Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:22 am
I don't really like those options either.
You could always try the daylight T5 fluorescent light set up, especially since the Nepenthes will eventually get large, but Venus flytraps need a lot of light. Honestly if I was planning on growing venus flytraps indoors I would prepare to drop $60-150 on some higher quality lights, something like a Viparspectra.
I have screwed around with 1450 lumen 6500K LED bulbs from the hardware store, but I needed multiple bulbs on each grow shelf and the growth was still not very optimal. The absolute minimum I would recommend personally is a $22 Red & Blue Yescom panel off amazon. I grow multiple sundews, nepenthes, and orchids under these as well as flytraps in the springtime before it's warm enough to place them outside without any risk of late spring frosts. It will get the job done but certainly is not the best, and you won't get optimal growth from them. Eventually I will replace my whole Yescom light arrangement because plants grown in "meh... it's alive" isn't really good enough for me anymore since I want plants in optimal conditions fro healthy growth and propagation.