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    How much artificial light?

    Hi,
    I am planning to set up a small growspace in my kitchen. I was wondering if anyone could point me to any specific brands of growlight that are reliable? Specifically, what light do you use for the following plants:
    -Drosera capensis
    -Drosera adalae
    -Pinguicula tina

    Thank you!

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    Normal florescent lights will work well. The more the merrier, obviously.

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    Thanks Xvart, I think I can get some of those from my local pet shop. All these electronic aspects of plant growing confuse the heck out of me.

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    You can buy four-foot long shop light fixtures at Lowe's or Walmart or someplace similar. One fixture that holds two lights will cost about ten bucks.

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    All 3 would be fine at a window sill, open tray, and very simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    All 3 would be fine at a window sill, open tray, and very simple.
    Yeah, but in the winter the sun goes behind the trees so I have to get ready to supplement. Right now I'll probably just put them on a sill, but I have to be prepared.

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    True, but by then the leaves have fallen off. But more power to ya if you can supplement the lighting. I'm doing the same for my equatorial plants.

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    old aquarium lights work well. Walmart sells plant flourescent that fits in most old tank hoods.
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