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By victorhooi
Posts:  1
Joined:  Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 pm
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Hi,

I'm setting up an indoor terrarium to grow carnivorous plants (and sphagnum moss).

The tank is an Exo Terra terrarium, 90 x 45 x 45 cm.

I am thinking of getting this light:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 71d21o6Iu1

However, it comes in three different colour temperatures - 3000K, 3500K and 4000K.

Does anybody have any advice on which is most suitable for sundews, venus fly traps and nepenthes?

Finally, is it possible to have too much light for these types of carnivorous plants that require full sun?

Thanks,
Victor
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By nimbulan
Posts:  2076
Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#335686
Generally color temperature doesn't matter a whole lot, but going too low can result in plants leaning, since blue wavelengths control the shade avoidance behavior in plants and lower color temperatures lean more towards red. Personally I prefer 4000k because it has a nice neutral white color and seems to be a good balance.
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