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Thread: Any mexican ping that would do good w/o terrarium?

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    I was wondering if there was any good mexican ping (you'll prolly all say Pinguicula moranensis) that I could grow on a book shelf in my room with a compact growlight a few inches above it? In winter it is very dry here (my hands sometimes get so dry they hurt), though I know that a mexican ping prolly won't mind, especially in winter. Would say a 15 watt compact be okay 3 inches above the plant? Or should I use a higher wattage compact?

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    I grow the following as windowsill plants:

    Pinguicula 'Aphrodite'
    Pinguicula esseriana
    Pinguicula moranensis


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    i grow all my pings without a terrarium. all see humidity as low as 10% doesnt bug them as near as i can figure. ive got all hybrids and have had most of them for 2 years. all do fine. the more light the better though.
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    Ok I think I have a place for one plant. It's on a shelf, and a 13 watt compact light would be about 2-3 inches above the plant. Is this ok? And, does anyone know where I can get a cheap ($4 or so) P. moranensis? Here's a photo of the setup:

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/bamaud/light.jpg

    (By the way, the pot in the pic is about 3 inches tall.)

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    im tellin yah Ben, 4 foot T8 fixtures are the way to go, bout $8 for the fixture and bulk bulbs are between $1 and $1.50 a piece. energy efficient. im running a dozen of them for 14 hours a day and not seeing hardly any increase in my electric bill
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    I grow these pings on growracks under fluorescent light--they're doing better than when they were in terraria:

    agnata
    debbertiana
    ehlersiae
    esseriana 'large form'
    gina
    jamauvensis
    moranensis
    primuliflora
    rectifolia
    reticulata
    sethos
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    rattler_mt, the only thing is that my shelf is only 'bout 2 feet long.
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    well than i would try and get as many of the higher watt CF's above your palnts as yah can. good light is key for most species
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