Post by tropicalemporium on Jan 12, 2020 6:10:41 GMT 7
Hi everyone, I’m fairly new to nepenthes and am trying my best to learn as I go. I’m growing some Ventratas, a Suki, a Miranda, and a Bill Bailey, all beginner plants. My ongoing issue is lighting. I grow indoors because humidity and temperature in my area is not ideal. I’m struggling to find an adequate light for my plants. I first started with a 600w full spectrum led light designed for cannabis which was 30 inches above my plants and was way too intense turning all my plants red. I returned that light and got an 86 watt 3000 kelvin led. It’s at 24 inches above the plants but is not ideal because it’s rather small and I’d rather have a higher kelvin such as 6,500k or 5,000k. I have a timer set for 14 hours a day. Most people on this forum recommend T5s. I’m planning on buying a 2ft T5 fixture for my setup. I was looking at a 2ft Hydrofarm Designer T5 HO on Amazon. My question is wether to get the 2 bulb or the 4 bulb model. The 2 bulb puts out 48 watts and 4,000 lumens while the 4 bulb is 96 watts and 8,000 lumens. I can hang the light as high as 32 inches above the plants. So what should I get? Will the 2 bulb be enough light? Will the 4 bulb be too intense? I’m frustrated and don’t want to keep buying and returning lights, I really want to find one that will work for my setup. Thanks very much for you feedback!
I have the 4 bulb four foot version of this unit and it’ll be great for your nepenthes. Definitely get the 4 bulb one, and consider 4 foot version: plants grow, and you will undoubtedly get other plants as well. Plan to expand.
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
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borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
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