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    don't you use southern california edison? if you do you would have to check the site, also if you look at your elec. bill i think it would tell you how much you use in a month and what is the kw pricing for your area just a thought

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    looks like your energy cost is .07288 but there are other service charges on top of that based on kw used. Which as best I can figure looking through rather quickly is about .04 cents. There are probably some other additional fees, taxes etc.. .15 may be a couple pennies high but reducing it to .13/kw doesn't make a huge difference and only brings the cost down to $11.36/year

    Changing the time each day the bulb is on or the wattage of the bulb however can change the cost more noticeably.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Hey Upper I live maybe an hour away from LA. I also grow Neps and a Ceph on my East-facing windowsill. My east window gets bright light from 6-9 am and partial light until around 7 pm. I think your Ventricosa should do fine without any additional lighting. But who knows, maybe should try growing it without additional lighting for a month and see how it does. If more light is needed then add the lighting

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    yeah mine gets super bright until like 11AM then its just regularly bright until 7PM then it gets dark...
    i'll try what elsantaclause say then, i'll try to tape it to my windowsill, so it doesnt fall down or something
    and if i put it on my tiny little windowsill, should i leave the window open or closed?
    Happy Holiday

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    well try to get a shelf so you can put your plants on the shelf so it doesn't fall. And I leave my window open all the time but its up to you I guess

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    its next to my bed so i cant get a shelf
    Happy Holiday

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    my window at 11AM



    sorry, i have my fan on because its hot here.
    yes i tape the fan.
    Happy Holiday

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    so how is it?
    Happy Holiday

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