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Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:21 pm
by f1appyb1rd
This past fall as the temperatures in my area started to drop, I had to start moving my tropical drosera inside. The plants were mainly seed grown Capensis but I had no where to put them because I live in a row home that doesn’t have very many windows.
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I decided to make a new setup in my basement that is relatively simple that I would like to share. I used a clothes hanging rack to hang a LED light about 12 inches above a 1020 tray. LED light is on a timer and the humidity and temp is around %50 RH and 65-70 F.
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I actually prefer using an LED light to grow my drosera that are indoors as opposed to growing them on a windowsill. The LED light I am using is a 175 W Feit full spectrum that I was able to find for just $100 on Facebook marketplace. Happy with performance of light so far, although it does give off considerable heat.
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As the temperature starts to warm up, I am going to acclimate all these plants outdoors and then use the light for something else until next fall when I will have to bring them all indoors again!


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Re: Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:16 pm
by Panman
Nice

Re: Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:37 pm
by Carnies
Nice simple setup, what kind of LED light?

Re: Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:59 am
by f1appyb1rd
Carnies wrote:Nice simple setup, what kind of LED light?
Feit 175 W full spectrum. I’ve seen Feit lights before in some stores, but only 32 W and below.


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Re: Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:50 am
by Kray
Healthy looking plants with great colors

Re: Simple Drosera Setup

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:01 pm
by f1appyb1rd
Kray wrote:Healthy looking plants with great colors
Thanks! I never really had a setup designated for just sundews before this. I was always more interested in trying to grow nepenthes but since they take longer to grow and I am impatient I have been growing more sundews lately.


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