So I moved in with a friend about a year ago.
I had a South facing window and my plants were... surviving. They weren't thriving by any sense of the word -- my capes were reddish green, my Nepenthes wasn't making cups, but they weren't in danger of croaking and it was just a temporary thing. You know, a month or two.
Flash forward a year. I've moved to a new place rather abruptly, and currently am staying in the basement.
Here's my computer room:
And my bedroom:
And my new plant rack setup:
I decided to put foil down -- not a lot:
Pictures were taken around 2:15 PM.
So I'm not sure right now what survived the year of hades and the resulting 2 weeks here so far. The windowsills down here get about 45-65, I'm currently hiding my dormant plants in them -- Pitcher Plants, for example. I got the heat on recently, so things are warming up -- I haven't ran the temps in my new growing enclosure, it should be significantly warmer. I plan on using containers to bring the plants closer to the lights -- they're about 12 inches away. I also plan on getting another cover for it in front -- ideally, I'll have all the sides surrounded with foil for maximum reflection.
Ideally the current situation is very temporary -- which is why it's foil and not mylar -- but even then, space has always been a problem.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is -- what should be going in the windows sills, what should be going under the grow lights, and what should I honestly consider giving away in lieu of letting them slowly die? My grow list is in my signature -- it's ... not fully up to date, I'll update it next. Basically I have a lot of sundews, some pings, and some pitcher plants.
Edit: Just took my temps -- it's 70 in the plant enclosure, and rising. Here's a photo of it full of plants:
Think the nep is too close, but I'll need to get supplies to adjust it.