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By Pan Uneanong
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I have a warm artificial light with unknown color temperature. I recently moved my sundews into it, and soon I will move venus flytrap as well. Is it okay for them to share the same light? Is this light color okay? And if it is not okay, can I change to a regular 6500k LED?
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By Rammplins
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That light is probably only strong enough for 1 maybe 2 sundews if they are kept close to it, maybe about 7in. away, but no way a flytrap is gonna like that. Its just not intense enough.

You can tell this from the growth on the sundew in the small pot. The leaves used to be larger and greener but are now coming in pale, shorter and mildly deformed. Try moving that light closer to them and see if you can get them to color up a bit.

As for the 6500k LED I cant say for sure without knowing the wattage or LUX, but I highly doubt it. Flytraps thrive in full sun, no bulb short of ones for full growracks/growtents is gonna be enough. If your flytrap is outside right now keep it there until it starts to go dormant.

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